April 13, 2018
In response to attendee demand, the 2018 Business Aviation Safety Summit (BASS) – which will be hosted by Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) in partnership with NBAA May 10-11 in Chicago, IL – will reintroduce the popular year-in-review session, a discussion of the previous year’s aviation accidents and incidents led by FSF President and CEO Jon Beatty.
The 63rd annual edition of BASS – a forum for the business aviation industry to meet in a collaborative setting to identify safety concerns and develop risk-mitigation methods – will also include a new feature: exhibit hall demo presentations, which will give attendees an opportunity to learn about new products and services.
Frank Jackman, FSF’s vice president of communications, said the foundation is pleased to re-establish the year-in-review session in response to attendee feedback and requests.
The BASS 2018 keynote address will be presented by Tom Costello, a correspondent at NBC News and a frequent reporter on aviation events. Also, the NTSB will review a recent accident that occurred at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport (TEB).
“BASS brings together safety experts of a wide range of subjects germane to business aviation operations from a safety prospective,” said Jackman. More than a dozen education sessions will focus on fatigue risk management, organizational culture, loss of control and many other topics relevant to business aviation safety.
“We want attendees to return to their flight departments with actions, not theory,” continued Jackman. “This philosophy is the aim of the BASS Agenda Development Committee each year.”