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DAY 1 14 November 2023

09:30 - 10:00

Welcome Coffee

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10:00 - 13:00

Closed session for operators


Due to last year’s success, we will once again organise a closed experience-sharing session dedicated to operators, held under the Chatham House Rule (what is said in the room, cannot be used against the operators but rather as a lesson learnt for bettering the industry).

We encourage the operators to share their lessons learnt from occurrences. In the near future, EBAA would like to produce a booklet for our members with best practices and lessons learnt at airports considered challenging, we will use Cannes airport as a trial candidate – please consider sharing any lessons learnt from approaches into Cannes airport during the closed session

Moderated by Joel HENCKS, AeroEx GmbH

13:00 - 14:00

Registration and Welcome Lunch 

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14:00 - 14:30

Opening session

  • Stan MEDVED, Safety Committee Chairman
  • Jesper RASMUSSEN, Flight Standards Director EASA
14:30 - 15:15

Safety promotion


15:15 - 16:00

Emergency preparedness

After gathering data through a questionnaire dedicated to personnel of European operators, the primary aim of the research is to evaluate the emergency preparedness of European Business Aviation Operators as perceived by those working within the organisation. In this sessions we will see the results of the research and conclude where is the business aviation industry in the emergency preparedness path.

Susan GAUTREY, LuxAviation, Phd candidate Coventry

16:00 - 16:30

Coffee break 

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16:30 - 17:00


The increasing availability of runway incursion incident reports is a positive indication of the commitment of organisations and operational staff to prevent runway incursions and runway
accidents by learning from the past accidents and incidents and sharing this information across Europe. A group of industry representatives, led by Eurocontrol, is working on a set of new recommendations, which are the result of the combined and sustained efforts of organisations representing all areas of aerodrome operations.

Tzvetomir BLAJEV, European Director Flight Safety Foundation

17:00 - 17:30

The danger behind circling approaches 

While circling approaches are a standard part of a pilot's training and are often safe when executed correctly, there are some inherent dangers and challenges associated with them, such as an increased risk of spatial disorientation or controlled flight into terrain (CFIT) when performing visual manoeuvering in adverse weather conditions or a reduced margin of error on landing phase due to wider lateral and vertical tolerances. What other dangers are there to keep an eye out for?


17:30 - 18:00

Sustainability and Innovation

Does the drive for sustainability interfere in any way with the importance of Safety? While this might mean "more emissions", one thing is clear: Safety will always come first.

Bruce PARRY, Senior Advisor Industry Affairs BOMBARDIER

18:00 - 19:30

Cocktail reception

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DAY 2 15 November 2023

08:30 - 9:00

Welcome Coffee 

09:00 - 10:00

Flight Data Monitoring - a gateway to Date4Safety?

The exchange of information and insights has become crucial for optimising operations, maintaining safety, and improving the entire passenger experience in today's fast-paced and data-driven business aviation market. The industry is eager to join "Data4Safety" - but are we there yet? With FDM not being mandated for a significant proportion of the European fleet, how do we ensure that the flight data collected is consistent and relevant? What are the incentives and benefits of implementing a Flight Data Monitoring programme, beyond the impact on safety and operations? 

  • Colin GILL, Isle of Man
  • Chris JESSE, L3Harris 
  • Jonny ROE, TAG Aviation
  • Dominic WAECKERLIN, JetAviation
10:00 - 11:15

Data4Safety (D4S)

Joining the "Data4Safety" program is a proactive step toward improving safety by leveraging data-driven insights and collaborating with industry peers and together with EASA, we will address the key components of this programme, among others the Data Sharing Commitment, Benchmarking and Best Practices and Continuous Improvement. 

Moderated by Léopold VIROLES, EASA Data4Safety Programme Manager

11:15 - 11:45

Coffee break 

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11:45 - 13:00

Fatigue Management System: the proof is the yawning

When fatigue management measures are not effective, people in a given environment will exhibit signs of fatigue, such as increased yawning. This, in turn, can serve as a visible and undeniable indicator that there may be problems with the current approach to managing fatigue.
The sessions aims to underscore the importance of actively monitoring for signs of fatigue to ensure the safety and well-being of individuals in addition to having fatigue management protocols in place.

  • Kyle BROWN, VistaJet
  • Simon EVERS, SHELL
  • Daniel MOLLICONE, Pulsar Informatics
  • Hannah REES, VistaJet
13:00 - 14:00

Lunch break

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14:00 -14:45

Cybersecurity: Spotlight on GPS Spoofing

GPS spoofing incidents are a new type of threat for business aviation operators and not only, occurring when false GPS signals trick the aircraft’s Flight Management System into indicating that the aircraft is more than 60 nm off-track, completely disabling the aircraft navigation systems, thus causing the Inertia Reference System (IRS) to become unavailable. Three operators will take the stage to share their recent experiences and invite you to a conversation on what could be done to ensure the safety and security of aircraft and passengers are not being endangered. 

  • Simon EVERS, Shell Corporate Aircraft
  • Stan MEDVED, Shell Corporate Aircraft
  • Jonny ROE, TAG Aviation
  • Cyrille ROSAY, EASA
  • Dominic WAECKERLIN, JetAviation
14:45 - 15:15

Compliance is not protection: Cybersecurity in business aviation

While effective cybersecurity protection necessitates a proactive and durable defence strategy, compliance is the bare minimum. This panel discussion is intended to serve as a reminder that adhering to regulations is important but insufficient to protect business aviation from persistent and changing cybersecurity threats. To safeguard their assets, data, and operations against potential cyberattacks, organisations must also be willing to go the extra mile and employ strong cybersecurity measures.

Moderated by Andrew DOUGLAS, Make Tech Fly

  • Gian-Andrea BANDIERI, EASA
  • Davide MARTINI, EASA
15:15 - 15:45

Upcoming challenges in Ground Handling

  • Terry YEOMANS, IS-BAH Programm Director, IBAC 
15:45 - 16:30

Crew Safety for Medical Flights

Crew safety in medical flights requires a combination of aviation and medical expertise, effective teamwork, and ongoing training and evaluation. It's crucial that all aspects of the flight, from pre-flight planning to in-flight care and post-flight debriefing, are conducted with safety as the top priority to provide the best possible care to patients while safeguarding the well-being of the crew. What do operators need to know and how can they prepare themselves and their crews when performing medical flights? 

  • Ryan COPELAND, Regional Medical Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa MedAire
16:30 - 16:40

Conclusion Safety Summit


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