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Operational Excellence: daily actions to ensure safe operations.

DAY 1 Tuesday 2 November 2021

11:00 - 11:30

Welcome Coffee

11:30 - 12:00

Welcome by EBAA Chairman and Chair of EBAA Safety Committee


  • Stan Medved, Director Aviation SHELL Aircraft and Chairman EBAA Safety Committee
  • Juergen Wiese, Head of Flight Department BMW AG and Chairman EBAA
12:00 - 12:30

State of Safety

Session 1:

This first session will set the scene by bringing a top-level assessment of Business aviation safety by EASA. We will discuss the European Plan for Aviation Safety and EASA’s Safety Promotion initiatives, as well as the latest EASA Safety Review.

12:30 - 13:00

State of Safety: continued

Session 2:

A panel of aviation professionals will discuss the setting of safety priorities for the Business aviation industry

13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 15:00

Session 1: Operational Excellence & COVID19 

Session 3:

Operators were caught in the turmoil of continuing safe operations in combination with cut resources due to COVID19. Currently, we observe a fast increase in traffic accompanied by an increased level of administrative burdens for each flight.  How do EBAA members ensure operational excellence in these challenging times?

15:00 - 16:00

Session 2: Safety leadership and culture

Session 4:

Embracing a proactive safety mindset throughout the organisation, from the management to operational staff is the foundation of effective safety leadership.  How can active ‘just culture’ and the exchange of best practices lead to better leadership in an organisation?

16:00 - 16:30

Coffee Break

16:30 - 17:30

Session 3: Threat Line Auditing: a first-hand look

Session 5:

Wanting to go the extra mile and ensure the highest possible standard of safety and service quality, operators are looking into threat-line auditing. 

SHELL Aircraft have experience with this concept and will share their experience on how this method can identify threats to operational safety, minimise risk and help implement measures to manage human error.

DAY 2 Wednesday 3 November 2021

08:00 - 09:30

Closed session - restricted to members

09:30 - 10:00

Coffee Break

10:00 - 10:15

Keynote speech by Patrick Ky, Executive Director, EASA

10:15 - 11:30

Session 4: How will autonomous flying impact safe access?

Session 6:

With the quick advance of (semi) autonomous eVTOLs on the horizon, Business aviation is most likely to be the first to encounter these operations when flying into secondary airports. How can we ensure that unmanned aircraft can safely share airspace? What are European authorities and policymakers currently looking at? What should you be starting to look at as operators?

Flying is the core business of our industry, but what about the non-flying aspects that influence  levels of safety and quality in the daily operations? The following 3 sessions will address those  topics that have a significant impact on operational excellence.

11:30 - 13:00

Session 5: Non-flying areas that have a big impact on operational excellence. Training.

Session 7:

There are three critical elements that companies need today to ensure they have the right people with the right skills working in the right way. These are: (1) Hire the right talents (2) Ensure they are well trained (3) Ongoing training and assesment. How can Business Aviation ensure that they meet this ongoing challenge 

13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 15:00

Session 6: Non-flying areas that have a big impact on operational excellence: MRO

15:00 - 16:00

Session 7: Non-flying areas that have a big impact on operational excellence: Ground Operations

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