The 2022 NBAA National Safety Forum will be held in the NBAA Safety Education Center, Room S210ABC at the Orange County Convention Center.

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022

1-2 p.m.

Loss of Control Inflight: Prevention Lessons Learned

David Lawrence, NTSB
Michaela Satter, Warbird Adventures
Warren Pittorie, Florida Institute of Technology College of Aeronautics

A panel of industry experts provide their thoughts on the preliminary report issued by the NTSB regarding the Truckee, CA accident involving a Challenger 605 while turning base to final for runway 11. Initial thoughts circle around an accelerated stall/spin due to their overshoot of the intended runway and improper correction to realign with the runway. This loss of control inflight (LOC-I) accident unfortunately claimed the lives of six people. We will be investigating company training policy, company culture, pilot activities, weather conditions at the time of the accident, and various other influencing factors to help uncover the latent failures that contributed to this accident.

2:30-3:30 p.m.

PULL UP: Preventing Controlled Flight Into Terrain

Andrew Day, Wyvern; Tom Huff, Gulfstream Aerospace
Shelby Balogh, GE Aviation

Controlled flight into terrain (CFIT) is the second biggest killer in aviation. We may have thought we solved the issue with technology in the forms of ground proximity warning systems (GPWS) and terrain avoidance and warning systems (TAWS), but CFIT accidents continue to prevail today. Corporate flight operations quality assurance (C-FOQA) data of an actual near-CFIT business aviation close-call will be shown.

Data shows an abnormally large percentage (85%) of TAWS alerts are not met with an appropriate response. In this session we’ll look at a comparison between responses to Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) Resolution Advisories and TAWS alerts, and the stark disparity between responses. The correlation and potential risk crossover between circling approach loss of control inflight and CFIT will also be explored.

4-5 p.m.

Let’s Talk: Aviation Mental Health

Dr. Susan Northrup, FAA (invited)
Matt McNeil, LiftAffect
Dr. Beth Bjerke, University of North Dakota

A significant portion of the population, 55% of adults, will face a serious mental health challenge at some point in their life. Now, exacerbated by the pandemic, one in three adults will face a mental health challenge in any given year. Let’s talk about what these mental health challenges are in the aviation community, why they’re under-treated, strategies to support your mental wellness as well as the wellness of those around you, and what the FAA’s take is on mental health and your FAA medical certificate.

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022

1-2 p.m.

Runway Excursion Prevention

Marty Plumleigh, Boeing
Peter Basile, Textron Aviation
Mike Thomas, Stryker Corporation
Phil Taylor, Advanced Aircrew Academy

Runway excursions continue to be the most frequent accident in business aviation. This panel will discuss some recent business aviation runway excursions and explore prevention techniques from both pilot and manager perspectives.​

4-5 p.m.

Preventing Accidents During Ground Operations & Maintenance

Tim Wade, Constant Aviation

When it comes to hanger safety, there are thousands of topics that could be covered. This session will expound on how to personally assess organizational risk to find the safety topics that are specific to your operation. We will then focus on a common risk, a confusing risk and an expensive risk. Using regulations and best practices, this presentation will tackle fall protection, chemical and hazardous waste, and aircraft jacking and shoring operations. The session will wrap up with an open forum Q&A.

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022

9-9:30 a.m.

Leadership Perspectives on Aviation Safety

Paul Ransbury, NBAA Safety Committee Chair
Ed Bolen, NBAA

Join NBAA’s President and CEO, and the Safety Committee Chair for their perspectives on business aviation safety. This session will also include the presentations of the NBAA Above and Beyond Award; 50, 60, 75 and 90-year Safe Flying Awards; and the Dr. Tony Kern Professionalism in Aviation Awards.

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Scaling Safety Management Systems for Business Aviation

Moderator: Doug Carr, NBAA

Presenters:
Hon. Mike Graham, National Transportation Safety Board
Andrew Karas, International Business Aviation Council
Bob Rufli, Air Charter Safety Foundation
Amanda Ferraro, Aviation Safety Solutions

Some business aviation operators have been using safety management systems (SMS) for nearly two decades. The industry continues to adopt this holistic strategy for improving safety and operations, even though some smaller organizations are challenged by the requirements of some approved SMS programs. This session will explore those challenges and solutions as specific business aviation organizations, including Part 135 operators, OEMs, some Part 145 repair stations, and certain air tour operators. We’ll also discuss the highly-anticipated mandate for SMS with the forthcoming FAA Notice of Proposed Rulemaking expected by the end of the year.

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