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9th GHAC

 

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About Portugal

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With its mild climate, 3000 hours of sunshine per year and 850 kms of splendid beaches bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal is the perfect holiday destination all year round.

This is a country that has the oldest borders in Europe, with an exceptional range of different landscapes just a short distance away, lots of leisure activities and a unique cultural heritage, where tradition and modernity blend together in perfect harmony. Its superb cuisine, fine wines and hospitable people make this a tourist paradise of the highest quality.

Situated in the extreme south-west of Europe, just a few hours from any of the other European capitals, Portugal attracts visitors from all over the   world.  Come and discover the charms of this country too.

 

Geography

Portugal is situated at the south-west point of Europe and also includes the Madeira and Azores archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean.  Mainland Portugal occupies an area of 88,889 km2. It is 218 km wide and 561 km long. It has 832 km of Atlantic coast and a 1,215 km border with Spain.
The Azores are situated in the Atlantic Ocean between Europe and North America. They have an area of 2,355 km2 and consist of nine islands - São Miguel and Santa Maria in the Eastern Group, Terceira, Graciosa, São Jorge, Pico and Faial in the Central Group and Flores and Corvo in the Western Group. It takes about two hours to get from the Azores to mainland Portugal by plane.

The Madeira Archipelago has an area of 741 km2 and lies in the Atlantic Ocean about 500 km from the African coast and 1,000 km from the European   continent (1½ hours flying time from Lisbon). It consists of the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo and the uninhabited Desertas and Selvagens islands, which are nature reserves.

 

Climate

Mainland Portugal

The climate in Portugal varies considerably from one region to another and is influenced by the relief, latitude and proximity to the sea, which offers mild winters, especially in the Algarve.
In the Porto e Norte area and Beiras region, particularly inland, nearer Spain, the winters are colder, although the temperatures are still mild when compared to the rest of Europe. There is some snowfall. It occurs most in the Serra da Estrela mountains, where we find the highest point in mainland Portugal (1,991 m) and where it is sometimes possible to ski. 

Population

Portugal has a population of about 10 million. 
The population density is at its greatest in Lisbon, the capital and its suburbs, where about 1.9 million people live. The second largest city in Portugal is Oporto in the north. 
Generally speaking, there are more people living in the country’s coastal regions than in the inland areas.

Religion

The majority of Portuguese are Catholics, but the Portuguese Constitution guarantees religious freedom and there are a number of different religions in Portugal.

Language

From a Latin root, Portuguese is spoken by about 250 million people in every continent, and is the 5th most spoken language in the world and the 3rd, if we only consider the European languages.

All about Portugal

Conference Venue

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Long considered Lisbon’s premier luxury hotel and located right in the heart of the city, Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon provides a glorious bird’s-eye view of the city's stunning historic sites – and makes the perfect starting point for exploring its unique architecture. Designed with the intention of marking Lisbon’s name internationally and adding to the prestige of the Portuguese hotel industry, the Hotel is truly a landmark establishment in all senses of the word.  

 

Disclaimer:
WFP hold no liability for above information, please check with the nearest Swiss embassy or consulate to confirm above
information in regard to the visa requirements.

Entry Formalities

EU.png Citizens of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland need only an identity card to enter Portugal.
In addition to their identity card, minors must also present authorization from their parents to travel.

For visits of less than 90 days, a passport valid for at least three months after the end of their stay is necessary for visitors from Albania, Andorra, Antigua and
Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Guatemala, Holy See, Honduras,
srael, Japan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino,
Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela, Special Administrative Regions of the People’s Republic of China in
Hong Kong and Macao and Taiwan territorial Authority.
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Citizens from countries not mentioned above need avisa to enter Portugal, which may be requested at the Portuguese Embassy or Consulate of their
country for stays of up to 90 days.


Under the terms of the Convention Implementing the Schengen Agreement, flights between Schengen states are considered to be internal flights and passengers do not need to obtain another visa.

Hotel Accommodation

hotel.png Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon InterContinental Lisbon Address: R. Rodrigo da Fonseca 88, 1099-039 Lisboa, Portugal external_link.png Address: R. Castilho 149, 1099-034 Lisboa, Portugal external_link.png Phone: +351 21 381 1400 Phone: +351 21 381 8700 * special rates for GHAC delegates apply, contacts the event organizer
for more info
Hotel Sofitel Lisbon Liberdade Radisson Blu Hotel, Lisbon Address: Av. da Liberdade 127, 1269-038 Lisboa, Portugal external_link.png Address: 390 390, Av. Mal. Craveiro Lopes 9, 1749-009 Lisboa, Portugal external_link.png Phone: +351 21 322 8300 Phone: +351 21 004 5000 DoubleTree by Hilton Lisbon - Fontana Park Address: R. Eng. Vieira da Silva 2, 1050-105 Lisboa, Portugal external_link.png Phone: +351 21 041 0600

Maximizing the event

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Plan to arrive at least 45 minutes before the conference is scheduled to start. This will give you enough time to have breakfast and register. The conference will start promptly, be sure to be on time.
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Collection of conference documentation and identification badges will take place on 11th October 2017 from 08:00 to 09:00 at the registration desk adjacent to the conference room in the Foyer area. Participants are requested to wear their identification badge provided at registration at all times throughout the conference.
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After each break change your seats to ensure you meet as many people as possible. Sit next to someone you don’t know and introduce yourself. If you are attending with a colleague split up! You will have the opportunity to meet fellow attendees during the breaks and dinner, make sure you will have enough business cards to be able to network effectively.
 
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A free of charge dinner will be served on the 11th October 2017, we hope you will join us in this important social event, it offers a great opportunity to network with fellow attendees in a more relaxed atmosphere.
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As a courtesy to the Guest Speakers and other Delegates, please turn your mobile phones off, or on silent mode whilst in the conference room.
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You will be given the opportunity to comment on the conference with our evaluation form that will be communicated electronically after the conference end. We really want to know what you think.
 
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From time to time we use participant’s photographs in our promotional material, by virtue of your attendance, you agree to the use of your likeness in such material.
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Please wait for the microphone to reach you and state your name and company before asking your question.
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Presentation material, pictures and evaluation form from the conference will be available online at the soonest possible after the event ending

Agenda

DAY 1: 11 OCTOBER 2017
08:00 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 10:00

MC opening, speech

WFP representative, speech

Helder Amaral. Chairman of the Parliament´s Economy Committee and Member of the Parliament (MP).

Assistência Médica Internacional (AMI), speech “Fernando Nobre”

Portuguese pilot association, speech “Miguel Silveira”

UAE GCAA representative, speech

Recognition ceremony

10:00 - 10:30 Networking and coffee break
TOPIC 1: SAFETY IN HUMANITARIAN OPERATIONS [Moderator: Juan Carlos]
10:30 - 10:50 Bill Voss, FRAeS
Independent advisor, Former FAA representative
Regulators safety oversight for operations in remote locations
10:50 - 11:10 Miguel Marin
Director of flight operations, ICAO
Regulators safety oversight for operations in remote locations
11:10 - 11:30 Massimo Mazzoletti,
Strategy and Programmes Department Head, EASA
European Plan for Aviation Safety (EPAS) and EASA Advisory Bodies: an opportunity for UN WFP operators
11:30 - 11:50 Mahmood Shah Habibi
Head of Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority
Challenging safety and security in Afghanistan Aviation
12:10 - 13:00

Panel Discussion [Moderator: Juan Carlos, Flight Operations & SMS Expert - COPAC

Bill Voss, Massimo Mazzoletti, Miguel Marin, Bob Sheffield, Mahmood Shah Habibi                                                                      

13:00 - 14:00 Networking and Lunch break
14:00 - 14:20 Phil Graves
Captain 777, Emirates Airline
The future of flight Safety in Humanitarian Operations
14:20 - 14:40 Bob Sheffield
International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST)
IHST’s key safety initiatives
14:40 - 15:00 Carey Edwards
Managing Director, LMQ Ltd
Developing Resilience in high threat environments
TOPIC 2: INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGIES IN HUMANITARIAN AVIATION [Moderator: Jo Gillespie]
15:00 - 15:20 Satheeshkumar Kumarasingam
Vice President, Pratt & Whitney Canada
PWC partnership with Humanitarian Aviation
15:20 - 15:35 Gregory Gottlieb
Managing Director, Airships Arabia
The role of airships in humanitarian operations
15:35 - 15:50 Roberto Caravaglia
Senior Vice President for Strategy Leonardo Helicopters
15:50 - 16:10 Networking and coffee break
16:10 - 16:30 Juan Carlos
Flight Operations & SMS Expert, COPAC
Fuel and safety
16:30 - 16:50 Geert van Loopik
Account & Event Manager, CGE Risk Mgmt. Solutions
Innovation in risk management
16:50 - 17:05 Andy Barton
Civil Business Development Director, Hybrid Air Vehicles Ltd
Airlander’s role in a humanitarian Aid response/disaster
17:05 - 17:25 Thomas Anthony
Director, Aviation Safety & Security Program, USC
The Need to Notice, the physiology of hazard identification
17:25 - 17:40 Brian Bauer Hybrid enterprises, CFO Airships
17:40 - 17:50 Day 1 wrap-up: Jonathan Gillespie
19:30 - 22:00 Dinner at the ballroom
DAY 2: 12th OCTOBER 2017
09:00 - 09:10 Jo Gillespie
Partner & safety management advisor, Gates Aviation
Day 1 overview
TOPIC 2: INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGIES IN HUMANITARIAN AVIATION [Moderator: Jo Gillespie] contd..
09:10 - 09:40 Nicklas Dahlstrom
Human Factors Manager, Emirates Airline
The role of culture in operations and for safety
09:40 - 10:10 Jo Gillespie
Partner & safety management advisor, Gates Aviation
The need for innovation in humanitarian operations
10:10 - 10:30 Haidar Baqir
WFP IT , HQ, Rome
WFP Drones program
10:30 - 11:00 Networking and coffee break
11:00 - 11:40

Panel Discussion [Moderator:  Jo Gillespie, Partner & safety management advisor -Gates Aviation]

Satheeshkumar Kumarasingam, Gregory Gottlieb,  Roberto Caravaglia , Juan Carlos, Geert van Loopik, Andy Barton, Thomas Anthony, Brian Baurer, Nicklas Dahlstrom, Haidar Baqir

TOPIC 3: BUSINESS & OPERATIONAL ASPECT IN HUMANITARIAN AVIATION [Moderator: Miguel Marin]
11:40 - 12:00 Eric Perdison
Chief Aviation, WFP
WFP Air operations update
12:00 - 12:20 Moses Mwangi
Managing Director, 748 Air Services Ltd.
Competition for business in Humanitarian Aviation
12:20 - 12:40 Costa Vouros
Global Operations Director - Air-Tec Global
Operators Challenges in the Modern Day Humanitarian Environment
12:40 - 13:00 Ricardo Maia de Loureiro
President, Pilotos do Mundo
Biafra Airlift, a moment in history
13:00 - 14:00 Networking and Lunch break
14:00 - 14:30 David Anderson
Managing Director, FSF
BARS program
14:30 - 15:00 James Fee
Runway Safety Manger, FAA
Runway Safety issues, contributing factors and mitigations
15:00 - 15:30 Networking and coffee break
15:30 - 15:50 Soren Mahmoud Al-Roubaie
CEO, Psylogia Academy
Early Recognition and Prevention of Human Hazard (Terrorism, Suicide)
15:50 - 16:05 Gregory Pece
Chief Aviation Transport, UNHQ
Secretory General initiative to enhance UN Aviation efficiency
16:05 - 16:20 Ovais Ahmed
Chief Aviation Safety, UNHQ
CASEVAC and MEDEVAC in UN Field Missions
16:20 - 16:50 Lacey Pittman Operational impact from the global pilot shortage
16:30 - 17:30

Panel Discussion – [Moderator:  Miguel Marin, Director of flight operations-ICAO]

Eric Perdison, Moses Mwangi, Costa Vouros, Ricardo Maia de Loureiro, David Anderson, James Fee, David Abad, Ovais Ahmed, Gregory Pece, Lacey Pittman

17:30 - 17:40

Day 2 wrap-up: Jonathan Gillespie

17:40 - 17:45

WFP closing speech: Samir Sajet

DAY 3: 13 OCTOBER 2017
09:00 - 09:15 Eric Perdison
Chief Aviation, WFP
Summit introduction & Opening Ceremony
09:15 - 09:45 Kennedy Ooro
Head Air Transport Unit, WFP
Operational needs WFP Aviation Operations
09:45 - 10:45 Carlos Botta
Deputy Chief of Aviation, WFP
Karishma Kaur
Logistics Officer, WFP
Introduction of a new Air Charter Agreement WFP Aviation Agreements
10:45 - 11:45 Networking and coffee break
11:00 - 11:30 Phil Robinson
AVSEC Officer, WFP
Overview of AVSEC challenges and way forward WFP AVSEC Strategy
11:30 - 12:00 Jose Odini
Chief Aviation Safety Unit, WFP
ICAO Safety assessment of WFP Aviation (ORE+CMA) WFP - ICAO Partnership
12:00 - 13:00

Panel Discussion/Open Forum

13:00 - 14:00 Networking and Lunch break
14:00 - 15:00

Panel Discussion/Open Forum – Wrap up

15:00 - 15:30 Networking and coffee break
15:00 - 17:00

Bilateral Meetings

Speakers

Speaker
Andy Barton

 

Andy holds a degree in Electronic Engineering. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. Andy joined Hybrid Air Vehicles in 2011 from Ultra Electronics where he was Technical Director and responsible for developing a new product line in Electric Ice Protection Systems now used on the Boeing Dreamliner wing. He also developed products for the Bombardier Q400, Eurofighter, A400M and A380. Andy worked in several Technical and Business Development roles internationally for Lucas Aerospace/TRW Aeronautical Systems before joining Ultra, including pioneering Variable Frequency for jet aircraft on the Bombardier Global Express.

 

Speaker
Bob Sheffield

Bob Sheffield who graduated with a Petroleum Engineering degree from Mississippi State University in 1972, after decades of hard work in United States Air Force Officer (USAF) and various Shell companies where he worked in nearly all aspects of oil and gas exploration and production, he joined AgustaWestland ( now Leonardo Helicopter) on a project to improve quality, safety and customer service. His work led to AgustaWestlandТs Step Change initiative. Bob has served on the Executive Committee for the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) since its inception in 2006. He is currently the IHST Executive CommitteeТs coordinator for regional teams worldwide.

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Brian Bauer

 Brian Bauer is the Chief Commercial Officer of Hybrid Enterprises LLC, the worldwide exclusive reseller of Lockheed Martin’s Hybrid Airships. Prior to this, Mr. Bauer served as Global Aviation Holdings, Inc.’s Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. In this position Mr. Bauer had direct responsibility for commercial and government sales for a multimillion-dollar aviation operation that oversaw two commercial airlines. He has wet-leased, sold and operated aircraft in over 120 countries on six continents.  

Prior to joining Global, Mr. Bauer served as President of Evergreen International Airlines, where he was responsible for all aspects of an FAA part 121-cargo airline that wet-leased its twenty 747 freighters to customers around the world. Prior to this position, Mr. Bauer served in a variety of sales and operational management and executive positions at Evergreen International Aviation, including leading the Asian sales team based in China as well as heading the Company’s ground handling subsidiary.

 

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Carey Edwards

Carey began his career with Royal / Dutch Shell, and then the RAF flying helicopters. He completed tours in Northern Ireland and Hong Kong, including the RHKAAF on SAR/Medevac. After leaving active flying, Carey held a number of senior management positions in Hong Kong, and returned to the UK in 1991 to enter consultancy and training. Carey specialises in instructor training as well as developing CRM and human factors programmes. He was Chairman of the RAeS Human Factors Group and Chairman of the Ops & Licensing Focus Group for the Human Factors Advisory Group to EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency). He is a member of the CRM Advisory Panel to the CAA, a CRMI Examiner, and holds an ATPL (Air Transport Pilots Licence). He is author of the book СAirmanshipТ.

 

Speaker
Constantinos (Costa) Vouros

Capt. Costa occuppied various positions during his career including Airbus A340 Pilot, standard and Compliance chief training captain, IOSA auditor, IATA IOSA flight/dispatch task force, vice president and flight operations. He holds two degrees as Masters of business administration and industrial psychology moreover he has more than eleven thousand flying hours on more than 14 types of aircraft.

Speaker
David Anderson

David commenced his aviation career as an apprentice mechanic in the Royal Australian Air force (RAAF) before moving to flight crew as a Flight Engineer on the P3C Orion where he spent 10 years in crew member, instructor and check & training roles. After 17 years of service life, David joined an international airline as a B747 Flight Engineer and spent 11 years on international, domestic passenger and cargo operations. At the end of the flying career, David moved into quality and safety with experience in IOSA and ISAGO audits on behalf of IATA, QMS Auditing and BARS auditing for the Flight Safety Foundation. In this time, David also achieved a multi engine commercial pilots license.
David holds an MBA, QMS Lead Auditor certification, commercial pilots licence and engineering qualifications.
David has been involved with the FoundationТs BARS Audit Program since it earliest days in 2010 as an Auditor, Program Manager for the Audit Companies, Audit Manager for the Foundation and now is the Managing Director for the BARS Program within the Flight Safety Foundation.

 

Speaker
Eric Perdison

Over the past 25 years, Eric Perdison has worked in various capacities in the aviation industry with a vast experience in military and humanitarian operations.
Upon graduation in Military Studies, Eric began his career as a transport pilot with the Ghanaian Air Force, where he conducted regular and specialized operations, including pilot to the VIP Squadron and in the Presidential Air Fleet. He held the positions of a Flight Commander, a Squadron Commander and was an Honour Graduate in the OfficersТ Staff Course of the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College. He holds (FAA ATP) and type rated on six different aircraft.
In 2003, Eric served with the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) before joining WFP in 2005. Prior to assuming the role of Chief of WFPТs Aviation Service, he served as the Deputy Chief of the Service from 2013, acting as the Chief for more than 18 months following the incumbentТs absence to other official assignments.

 

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Fernando Nobre


Speaker
Geert van Loopik MSc.

Geert is a member of the risk technologies group at CGE Risk Management Solutions. He qualified as an Applied Cognitive Psychologist at Leiden University, specialising in human factors and human error in the industrial environment.

Formerly, he was employed in human factors lecturing, training and research at universities, KLM and at the NLR, a major Dutch aerospace laboratory. Now at CGE, Geert promotes advanced techniques in risk analysis and barrier management across many industries and across the globe.

In his role as global account manager he focusses on implementation strategies of extending barrier management to combine risk, audits and incident analysis.

 

Speaker
Gregory Gottlieb

 Mr. Gregory is the Founder and Managing Director - Airships Arabia DWC-LLC based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Gregory has been working with airships since 1990. A member of The Airship Association Council, a former Editor of the quarterly journal AIRSHIP and former Chair of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Lighter-Than-Air Systems Technical Committee, Gregory's knowledge and understanding of airship technology, operations and development is recognized globally. He has worked with many of today's airship manufacturers and operators, and has supported government airship programs in several countries, including the UK, USA, Trinidad & Tobago, the UAE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. After 20 years as a British Army Officer, Gregory’s subsequent career included acting as a Subject Matter Expert on airships for The Boeing Company, as a country manager for tethered aerostat operations in Iraq. He was also involved in enabling the drafting of Transport Airship Requirements for the certification of large logistics airships. He has been based in the Middle East for more than 10 years.

Speaker
Gregory S Pece

Mr. Gregory Pece is the current Chief, Air Transport Section located under the Logistics Support Division in the Department of Field Support, United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY. He is responsible for development of policy for, and oversight of, the DFS United Nations Aviation Programme, comprised of approximately 220 fixed and rotary wing aircraft, as well as nine Unmanned Aircraft Systems, supporting 36 Peace Operations worldwide. The Section provides policy and advice to leadership and member states, as well as the development and maintenance of commercial contracts and military letters of assist, a program which averages on the order of $1 billion USD per annum.

Prior to the UN, Mr. Pece served in the US Air Force, flying both fixed and rotary wing aircraft, in a variety of roles and capacities, accumulating approximately 3,900 hours of flight time as both an instructor and evaluator. Mr. Pece also served as a Peacekeeper in the late 1990s, as well as a military attaché in Africa and South Asia.

Speaker
Habibi, Mahmood Shah

 Habibi holds a Master degree in Aviation Management from the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He has completed the Airport Management Professional Accreditation Program and has received as the first Afghan the International Airports Professional УIAPФ designation from International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and Airport Council International (ACI).
Mahmood Shah Habibi was working as a Deputy Director General on a Deputy Minister Rank for the newly constituted Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) in 2013. Habibi was responsible for all of the civil aviation activities in the country such as Airports operations and Development, Air Traffic Management including AfghanistanТs Airspace Control, Aviation Security, Flight Safety Oversight of both national and international airlines flying into Afghanistan, Communication Navigation Surveillance (CNS), Civil Aviation Institute and Meteorology Department of Afghanistan.

Speaker
Haidar Baqir

Mr. Haidar has been working in WFP for 14 years out of which 10 in field operations. He is currently part of the Global Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) in Rome which supports effective global leadership and coordination to IT humanitarian operations and supporting the ETC country teams in better serving the humanitarian community. Since he moved to WFP HQ in Rome, he has been on missions for the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa in 2014, as well as Nepal Earthquake and Yemen conflict in 2015. He holds a Master degree in Engineering and has three years of academic teaching at universities. Part of his current role is leading the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) coordination model project for WFP and the humanitarian response community

Speaker
James Fee

James has more than eighteen years of experience as an aviation safety professional. His unique background includes progressive pilot roles as a Part 141 flight instructor, Part 135 charter captain, and Part 121 airline captain. In addition, he has comprehensive experience in airline revenue and pricing analysis, airport management, and safety data and information analysis.

Currently, James is serving as the Air Traffic Organization’s Safety and Technical Training Runway Safety Group Manager. He is responsible for applying his comprehensive knowledge of runway operations and associated risks to direct and oversee a multi-layered staff consisting of numerous subordinate supervisors and a large number of highly technical specialists responsible for developing policies and monitoring trends to improve runway safety by decreasing the number and severity of runway incursions and other surface incidents.

 

Speaker
Jo Gillespie

Jo Gillespie is a pilot by profession with over 30 years of flying experience in a variety military and commercial enterprises. Most recently he was a captain, instructor and Vice President of Flight Safety with Emirates in Dubai, where he spent 17 years in total. Since 2010 Jo has been putting his experience and expertise to use delivering consultancy, training and guidance to a wide range of aviation industry businesses, together with others in insurance, law, health care and business consultancy. He has appeared as an expert witness in flight operations and safety in the high courts of England and elsewhere in Europe. Perhaps the most successful and productive element of his recent work has been embedding in companies at senior management/executive level to engineer cultural change in the development of safety and compliance functions, along with aspects of business continuity to improve corporate resilience. This is probably the best way to influence culture; from the top down and the inside out. Jo also provides training in subjects as diverse as aircraft upset prevention and recovery (UPRT), evidence based training (EBT) programmes, organisational culture and air accident investigation.

Speaker
JUAN CARLOS LOZANO PACIOS

Juan Carlos is an Airline Transport Pilot flying for Iberia Airlines as a Senior First Officer in the Airbus A330/A340 fleet. As a professional pilot he has accumulated more than 10,000 flight hours in different types of airplanes. He is an IFALPA Accredited Aircraft Accident Investigator and holds a Certificate in Aviation Safety & Security (University of Southern California).
He is member of the ICAO Safety Management Panel since 2011. COPAC (Spanish Guild of Commercial Pilots) designated Juan Carlos as Safety & Technical Expert in 2012. Between 2012 and 2014 he was member of the European Aviation Safety Advisory Committee (EASAC). Since 2014 he is collaborating with The Aloft Group as a Flight Operations & Safety Management expert in specific projects.

Speaker
Lacey Pittman

 

 Lacey is managing director of System Operations Control at Horizon Air for Alaska Air Group.  She provides leadership and coordination for the functional aspect of the command center. She makes safety her first priority, drives continuous improvement in operational performance, and provides excellent customer service through her passion for people.  In addition to her SOC role, she maintains her qualification as a Q400 Captain.

Pittman previously served as Managing Director of Safety and Base Chief Pilot at Horizon Air. As managing director of safety she fulfilled the FAA designated position of required management personnel for airline operations. As Base Chief Pilot she was responsible for managing the PDX pilot domicile for six years. Prior to joining Horizon in 2003 as a Q200 pilot, she flew for 3 years in West Africa for AirServ International on a contract with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Pittman has broadly based international experience in managing physical, financial and human resources in diverse, demanding environments.

Lacey earned a bachelor’s degree with a concentration in aviation from Trinity Western University and Coastal Pacific Aviation. Pittman currently serves as the chairman of the Embry- Riddle Aeronautical University Industry Advisory Board and has represented Horizon Air at the Regional Airline Association. 

 

Speaker
Massimo Mazzoletti

Mr Massimo assumed the position of Head of Strategy and Programmes Department - EASA in 2017, before that and since 2004 he worked at various positions in the agency throughout he was rotorcraft certification manager and head of rotorcraft department, prior to that he was the design liaison surveyor at CAA UK, Project Engineer, Flight Test Engineer at Agusta and Agusta Technical Representative at Westland Helicopters Limited, and also he was an Applied Mechanics and Aeronautical Technology Professor prior to that he was an officer at the Italian air-force. Mr. Massiomo is a member of Italian Order of Engineers and is a doctor in Aeronautical Engineering.

Speaker
Miguel A. Marin

Miguel A Marin graduated from Nathaniel Hawthorne College with a degree in Aviation Administration and has logged over 12,000 hours. He flew for Mexicana Airlines out of Mexico City for over 24 years flying B-727s, DC-8s and the Airbus 320 family of airplanes. During his aviation flying career, he held various management jobs with the airline in the Flight Operations and Flight Safety departments. Additionally he was a volunteer for The International Federation of Air Line PilotsТ Associations (IFALPA) where he chaired the air traffic services committee.

Miguel joined the International Civil Aviation Organization in November of 2009 and has served the organization in various capacities during his six-year tenure. He is currently acting Chief of the Operational Safety Section which is responsible for the development of Standards, Recommended Practices, Procedures and guidance material related to the operation, certification and airworthiness of aircraft including, the licensing and training of personnel and language proficiency requirements.

Speaker
Moses Kamae Mwangi

Moses Mwangi is a highly motivated expert in aviation finance and management who holds an MBA from Edinburgh business school in UK. He is a certified public accountant with a current practicing certificate. He is also an alumnus of Harvard business schoolТs advance management program.

Moses has a proven leadership portfolio having worked as CFO and CEO for different aviation companies in East Africa. He is passionate about the Aviation Industry and a go getter with notable accomplishments in the 38 years he has worked with the aviation and manufacturing industries.

Speaker
Nicklas Dahlstrom

Dr. Nicklas has been with the airline since 2007. In this position he has overseen CRM training in a rapidly expanding airline and also driven integration of Human Factors in the organization. Nicklas was previously a researcher and instructor at Lund University School of Aviation in Sweden and still holds a part-time position as Assistant Professor there. His work has mainly focused on safety and Human Factors in aviation, but also areas such as maritime transportation, health care and nuclear industry. His research areas in aviation have been mental workload, training and simulation as well as culture. Nicklas has written research articles and book chapters on Human Factors and CRM as well as delivered invited presentations, lectures and training in more than twenty countries. He is currently part of the ICAO Human Performance Task Force that is rewriting the Human Factors document of ICAO.

Nicklas Dahlstrom is Human Factors Manager at Emirates. He oversees CRM training and integration of Human Factors in the organization. He was previously a researcher and instructor at Lund University in Sweden. His research work has focused on aviation, but also on maritime transportation, health care and nuclear industry. His research areas have been mental workload, training and simulation. Nicklas has written research articles and book chapters, and delivered presentations and training in twenty countries.

Speaker
Ovais Ahmed

Mr. Ovais is serving as Chief Aviation Safety in UN HQ, NYC. He has been a flight instructor, test pilot and aerobatic team member in the military; he holds commercial aviation ratings and flew executive business aircraft. Ovais holds operational experience in remotely piloted aircraft systems and has been the first project manager of remote aircraft in United Nations. He is a certified project management specialist, aviation safety (ops) inspector and an accident investigator.
Ovais hold Masters in Business Administration, Bachelors in War and Policy and another Bachelor in Business Studies. He has rich UN field experience in aviation operations and safety, collaborated extensively with humanitarian actors during his field assignments. He keeps a keen eye on International Affairs, lives in New York.

Speaker
Phillip Graves

Boeing 777 Commander Emirates Airlines and Crew Resource Management/Human Factors Instructor and course development

Captain Phillip Graves is a Boeing 777 Captain for Emirates Airlines based in Dubai for the past seven years as well as a CRM Instructor in the training department. Captain Graves was also a humanitarian pilot in DHC-6, C-402, and C-208 aircraft for Air Serv International from 1991-1995, serving as a check pilot and Program Director in Khartoum, for Operation Lifeline Sudan in Lokichoggio, and Manager of East Africa Operations covering Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya. Phillip is a current member of the Board of Directors for Air Serv and has volunteered as a speaker and trainer for WFP seminars in Spain, Sharja, and Nepal.

Speaker
Ricardo Maia de Loureiro

After serving for a couple of years with the Portuguese Air Force, in the Airborne Regiment, became a Pilot in 1996. Flown world wide, both regular and non-regular/charter operations for both government and private contractors.
Joined TAP Portugal, the Portuguese national flag carrier, in 2004, where is still currently flying as Captain on the Airbus 320 family aircraft. Founder of the non-profitable volunteer pilots association Pilotos do Mundo, ( Pilots of the World ), which as been striving to make a difference, particularly in the former Portuguese colonies in Africa.

Speaker
Roberto Caravaglia

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Soren Al-Roubaie

Mr. Soren is a german psychologist and bodylanguage trainer & author and elected vice-chairman of german psychology association in saarland. Born in germany in 1991, the german-iraqian psychologist researches the effectiveness of nonverbal communication and behavioral analysis in high stake situations like mass-events and airport security context. The goal is not only to spot and prevent malicous behaviour but also to increase the perceptive awareness and attentiveness.

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THOMAS R. ANTHONY

In addition to his previous work as a staff instructor for the U.S.C Safety and Security Program, Thomas Anthony has been appointed as a director of the USC Aviation Safety and Security Program since 2007. Thomas is also an instructor in Aviation Safety Management Systems, Aircraft Accident Investigations, SMS for Managers, and Aviation Security courses. Moreover, Thomas is an Aviation Consultant to DMJM H&N, AECOM Technology Corporation and serves as a consultant for the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Aviation Security.

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Satheeshkumar (Kumar) Kumarasingam

Satheeshkumar (Kumar) Kumarasingam, Vice President, Business Development & Commercial Services.
Kumar is responsible for P&WCТs next transformation in product and service strategy, leveraging the market knowledge and understanding of trends and factors that impact the market, leading the business-development teams that are focused on redefining the business model and expanding offerings and growth in non-traditional markets and countries. In this combined role, he continues to provide leadership and direction to the commercial team in order to drive excellence and profitability in Marketing and the front-line Customer Service organizations.
Previously as Vice President, Commercial Services, he was responsible for supporting operators world-wide to achieve the most cost-effective life-cycle ownership via a fully tailored suite of products and offerings while maximizing long-term supportability. He also led the strategic customer-satisfaction initiatives to simplify, standardize and enhance the customer experience.
Mr. Kumarasingam joined P&WC in 1995 as a mechanical design engineer following his graduation. He assumed positions of increasing responsibility in the Engineering, Quality, Operations, Marketing and Customer Service organizations.
Mr. Kumarasingam earned a bachelorТs degree in mechanical engineering from McGill University in 1995.

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William Voss

During his 45 year career, William Voss obtained Airline Transport Pilot, Mechanic, and Air Traffic Control certificates. He worked in the FAA as an air traffic controller and progressed through a number of management and executive positions overseeing the development and deployment of the U.S. Air Traffic Control System. He served as the Director of the Air Navigation Bureau at ICAO where he had broad responsibilities including international standards for safety, efficiency, air traffic control, airports, and oversight audits.

Bill spent several years as the President and CEO of the Flight Safety Foundation where he was an international safety advocate. In 2015 he returned to ICAO as the Air Navigation Commissioner nominated by the United States, before retiring from government service in August. He now works part-time as an independent advisor on matters related to international aviation.

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