EASA Safety Conference: Staying in Control - Loss-of-Control Prevention & Recovery

Past years have demonstrated that "Loss of Control" (LoC) is still a major contributor to aviation accidents, including large transport aircraft accidents.

A major Safety Conference "Staying in control" will be hosted by EASA in Cologne from Tuesday 04 to Wednesday 05 October. This Conference will enable the aviation community to meet and to share the most updated information related to this issue with highly knowledgeable aviation specialists in Aviation Safety from EASA, FAA, NASA, Industry and Investigation Boards.

It is clear that to address comprehensively the "Loss of Control" critical issue, a broad range of expertise needs to be gathered. Speakers, covering an impressive range of disciplines, including Human Factors, safety analysis, accident investigation, training, research, flight test and rulemaking, will present elements for an objective and complementary approach. It will include past and recent history of LoC occurrences, Human Factors considerations, new operational procedures and recommendations with on-going training programmes and methodology, the rulemaking activity and the most advanced research in these areas.

It is expected that this conference, combining the highest knowledge and expertise coming from worldwide specialists as well as from the attendees, will generate a significant step forward in the improvement of commercial Aviation Safety.

The invitation letter is now available!

Please complete the registration form and submit it via email to asc@easa.europa.eu before Wednesday 15 September 2011.


All presentation are available here.


Click here to view a video compilation of the Keynote Speech of Patrick Goudou, Executive Director, EASA and Summary - Way Forward and Conclusion of John Vincent, Deputy Director for Strategic Safety & Head of Safety Analysis, EASA




Participants need to take care of their accommodation and travel arrangements themselves. EASA is not able to cover for neither of them. The Maritim Hotel provides a limited number of rooms for the participants from 04 to 05 October 2011. The classic single room can be booked for € 129,00 incl. VAT and breakfast plus City Tax (€ 6,64).

The room can be booked directly through the hotel under the phone number +49 221 2027 849 or by email: reservierung.kol@maritim.de under the keyword 'EASA'. Alternatively participants to the conference can make use of other EASA corporate rates at hotels in Cologne. Preferential rates are available via the booking platform ehotel.

Contacts & Links

For additional information related to this event, please contact asc@easa.europa.eu.

Programme Committee

Francois Fabre (chair)
Flight Test Pilot/Human Factors Section Manager (Acting)

Michel Masson
Safety Action Coordinator

Herbert Meyer
OEB Section Manager – Large Aircraft – Pilot

Location of the Workshop:

Maritim Hotel Cologne
Heumarkt 20
50667 Köln
Tel: 0049 221 2027-0
Fax: 0049 221 2027-826