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April 22, 2009 – The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) have stated that planning was well underway for a highly valuable European Safety Stand-down.


April 22, 2009
By Administrator

April 22, 2009 – Brussels, Belgium – The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) have stated that planning was well underway for a highly valuable European Safety Stand-down – the third of its kind – produced by Bombardier in partnership with EBAA and NBAA. As with past years, this year’s event will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Geneva, Switzerland on May 11, 2009, in conjunction with the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2009).

“Our industry’s commitment to safe operating practices is reflected in the presenters and content we provide each year at the European Safety Stand-down, and this year’s event will be no exception,” said EBAA President and CEO Brian Humphries, pointing to several of the aviation safety experts included in the program for this year’s event, such as:

  • Tony Kern, Convergent Performance
  • Sean Roberts, National Test Pilot School
  • Mark Rosekind, Alertness Solutions
  • John Nance, author and aerospace analyst, ABC News

“Around the world, safety is the cornerstone of business aviation and ‘Job One’ for the industry,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “Events like this one are an ideal way to further our industry’s culture of safety. NBAA looks forward to seeing everyone in Geneva for our 3rd Annual European Safety Stand-down.”

The Safety Stand-down focuses on reducing the risk of human errors – the underlying cause of most accidents – by combining skill-based training with knowledge-based training. The European Safety Stand-down provides operators with tools to improve risk mitigation, department procedures and processes, and to establish clear and distinct pathways for introspective analysis of professionalism.

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Workshops at this year’s European Safety Stand-down include crew resource management, advanced aerodynamics for business aviation and fatigue countermeasures. Register for the 2009 European Safety Stand-down and find more information on EBACE2009 by visiting www.ebace.aero