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Bombardier safety stand down Europe returns to Geneva

bombardiersafetyApril 23, 2009 – Bombardier Aerospace, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), has announced that the third annual European Safety Stand down will be held on Monday, May 11, in Geneva, Switzerland.

April 23, 2009  By Administrator


Bombardier Aerospace, the
National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and the European Business
Aviation Association (EBAA), today announced that the
third annual European Safety Standdown will be held on Monday, May 11,
in Geneva, Switzerland, at the Crowne Plaza Geneva Hotel, on the eve of
the 9th annual European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition

The popular Bombardier Safety Standdown, held annually in Kansas since
1996, made its European debut in Geneva in 2007. This year, the
world-class seminar will feature an extended line-up of internationally
acclaimed presenters.

“Safety is the first priority in our industry”, said James Hoblyn,
president, Bombardier customer services and specialized and amphibious
aircraft. “The Bombardier Safety Standdown provides pilots
knowledge-based training approaches and crucial information in a unique
format. Our goal is to reach as many aircraft operators as possible and
EBACE is a great venue to extend this
training opportunity to the international business aircraft market base.”

Safety Standdown provides attendees with unprecedented insight into the
human factors that cause errors in judgment and the latest training
approaches beyond the regulatory skill-based training in order to avoid
them. This initiative can benefit all operators – regardless of the
type of aircraft they fly or its manufacturer– as they discover
first-hand how they can apply the latest
safety intelligence and expertise to their operations. New on the
program this year, a module on Crew Resource Management presented by
Aerospace Analyst and Author, Mr. John Nance.


Bombardier pioneering safety worldwide Originally conceived as a
safety-training event for the Learjet flight demonstration team, the
conference quickly gained a reputation for excellence beyond
Bombardier’s customer base.

In 1999, growing interest prompted Bombardier to open the event to all pilots – whether corporate, commercial or military.

Safety Stand down has been endorsed by top aeronautical training
institutions for the quality and depth of its content. Embry-Riddle
Aeronautical University, the National Test Pilot School and NBAA
Certified Aviaton Manager (CAM) all offer continuing education credits
to all attendees.

As of November 2008, over 3,500 pilots, crew members, safety
specialists and industry officials had graduated from Safety Stand down.

The European edition of the seminar is a complement to the four-day
Safety Stand down seminar, scheduled for September 28 – October 1 in
Wichita, Kansas.
On-line registration and additional details are available at

About Bombardier
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions,
from commercial aircraft and business jets to rail transportation
equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global
corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year
ended Jan. 31, 2009, were $19.7 billion US, and its shares are traded
on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index
component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America
indexes. News and information are available at .


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