Date and Time
Day 1, 27/04/2020, 12:00 – 19:00
Day 2, 28/04/2020, 09:00 – 17:00
Day 3, 29/04/2020, 09:00 – 16:00
Description of the event
SAFE 360˚ is an innovative conference which strives to break down silos by examining key safety issues through a cross-domain perspective in an interactive environment. The conference includes the complete spectrum of aviation stakeholders drawn from up and down the technical and management chain.
The conference abides by the Chatham House Rule, which allows its participants to talk freely without judgement. Attendees are asked not to identify and take information out of the conference without the source’s permission.
What can we expect in SAFE 360˚ (2020)?
The upcoming SAFE 360˚ will focus on drawing more links with the EASA Safety Risk Management process and the growing importance of big data in augmenting safety intelligence. The key takeaways from the upcoming edition will contribute directly to the analysis of safety issues, refining our Safety Risk Portfolios and potentially, the European Plan for Aviation Safety (EPAS).
It will also be the first conference in Europe to showcase the link between the wider aviation safety communities and the Data4Safety (big) data-driven safety intelligence.
Day 1 – Keynote Panel: Safety Culture and Data4Safety: Unveiling First Results
Keynote Panel: Safety Culture
Has the aviation sector truly embraced Safety Culture? A critical reflection on our performance.
An organisation’s safety culture is a key driver of how effectively it can manage safety. As safety culture varies significantly across European aviation, are there still silos within organisations? Do we operate as one community or as a series of separate aviation communities with their own cultures?
This panel aims to make use of the unique SAFE 360˚ approach to explore how safety culture is currently perceived within organisations across different aviation domains, the existing tools which can help us with improving safety culture within organisations and what we can do to improve safety culture in the aviation industry as a whole.
The panel will discuss ideas such as the role of senior management in creating the right culture, the impact of culture in maintaining safe operations, and the approach an organisation takes in managing safety. The SAFE 360˚ keynote panel provides an opportunity to discuss, debate and share experiences on this important topic.
Data4Safety: Unveiling First Results
A game-changer around the corner?
Data4Safety (D4S) is the European data analysis and sharing programme launched in 2017 by EASA, in collaboration with 12 voluntary European aviation safety partners.
D4S aims to collect and share the most valuable sources of aviation data in a highly protected environment. In this environment, aviation partners can join forces with data scientists to infer knowledge and produce actionable safety intelligence for Europe. This is achieved by leveraging on cutting-edge big data technologies and digital solutions.
Since the kick-off of this major initiative, fundamental breakthroughs have been achieved in the proof-of-concept phase with key deliverables, including initial results from the case studies.
Now that D4S has come to life in Europe and is evolving rapidly, the question of its integration and impact on the European Aviation System is of utmost importance.
Through this panel, we plan to explore how D4S can integrate with the existing aviation ecosystem, connect with the wider aviation community and impact the management of aviation safety in Europe.
Day 2 – 360˚ Panels and 360° Review of Flight Data Monitoring (FDM)
The aim of the 360° Panels is to discuss safety issues in a 360° manner, i.e. with multidisciplinary approach and a cross-domain perspective in an interactive environment. We want to gather panellists to offer a wide range of perspectives from the different aviation domains i.e. air navigation service providers, air operators, aerodrome operators, aviation training organisations, maintenance, manufacturers, regulators etc.
Approach Path Management
Am I on track to a safe landing?
Approach path management is crucial in ensuring that aircraft lands safely on the runway. During approach, flight crew have to simultaneously manage the energy of the aircraft, the impact of the weather conditions and decisions regarding go-arounds.
In addition to flight crew training and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), it is also important to consider the design and relevance of the procedure for the approach flown, potential disruption in the Instrument Landing Signal (ILS) capture and the regulatory framework governing these areas.
The panel aims to delve into this safety issue further and explore potential mitigations to reduce airborne and runway collision risks. The outcomes of the panel discussions will support and orientate the next steps of the case study on management of go-arounds currently conducted as part of D4S.
Reliance on Satellite Navigation
Are we becoming overly reliant on satellite navigation?
With increasing levels of adoption of satellite-based navigation, aircraft and flight crew are becoming more vulnerable to jamming, spoofing and overreliance.
The increased use of satellite-based navigation poses safety challenges to flight operations, especially when the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) unit fails. Thus, it is important to ascertain these challenges and consider the mitigations needed to minimise this risk.
The panel aims to understand the extent of the safety issue and explore potential actions that different stakeholders can undertake to mitigate the risk.
How do we perform safe and efficient turnarounds?
Airlines are striving to turn around their aircraft as quickly as possible. To do this in a safe manner, the turnaround process needs to be managed properly, taking into account the safety of the ground staff servicing the aircraft, the on-board crew, the passengers and other involved partners.
The panel aims to get a full view of the different processes involved in a turnaround, understand the needs of the different stakeholders, explore different ideas and unique solutions that can be used to mitigate the risk of personal injuries and property damage during turnarounds.
360° Review of Flight Data Monitoring (FDM)
360° Review of FDM
How to make the most of Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) for managing safety?
In Europe, FDM is recognised as one of the most powerful tools at the disposal of air operators to manage the safety of their operations and augment their Safety Management System.
The wealth of in-service FDM data collected by air operators provide valuable opportunities for managing the safety of their operations and the safety of operations in the European aviation system. However, the proper implementation of FDM by air operators still faces a significant number of challenges.
This panel proposes a review of all the key stages of FDM from the capture and analysis of FDM data down to the use of the outputs coming from FDM programmes. The limitations that air operators experience in each of these stages will be discussed along with proposals on how to best overcome them.
Day 3 – 360˚ Workshops and Breakout Sessions
The aim of the 360˚ workshops is to engage stakeholders from different domains to brainstorm mitigation actions on specific safety issues which may potentially contribute to the European Plan for Aviation Safety (EPAS).
Entry of Aircraft Performance Data
The incorrect entry of data into the Flight Management System (FMS) that is used to set the take-off or landing performance parameters of the aircraft can have catastrophic consequences. This can potentially occur due to miscommunication errors, errors in Electronic Flight Bags (EFB), last minute changes, and the incorrect calculation of the performance parameters.
Prevention strategies may include technological solutions, FDM performance monitoring and the provision of performance data by operators to crews, etc. These strategies should be feasible and aim to deliver realistic improvements.
This workshop aims to review current Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and training, mitigations proposals and enacted solutions, and if applicable, propose additional mitigations to address this safety issue.
|Safe Use of Airspace||
The safe use of airspace is essential in mitigating the risk airborne collisions between manned aircraft. Airborne collisions have been on an increasing trend. Thus, it is important to address the precursor events,such as airspace infringement and loss of separation, to prevent them from developing into an actual airborne collision.
This workshop will explore several key factors such as conspicuity of aircraft, airspace complexity, link between airspace design and operational procedures and airmanship.
This workshop will also review existing mitigations and if applicable, propose additional mitigations to address the safe use of airspace from a multi-stakeholder perspective. The proposed mitigations will also contribute to the review of the European Action Plan for Airspace Infringement Risk Reduction (EAPAIRR).
|Volume and Quality of Information in NOTAMs||
With the steady growth in the number of Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs) issued annually, flight crew are increasingly challenged in processing this volume of information during their pre-flight preparation. This may result in the flight crew overlooking safety critical information.
This is also exacerbated by the inconsistent quality of the NOTAMs. The content of a NOTAM does not always adhere to ICAO standards and the use of non-standard acronyms may create confusion or create a delay in understanding the content.
This workshop aims to raise awareness about the increasing number of NOTAMs, explore unique solutions and propose mitigations to improve the quality of information in NOTAMs and how they can be used more easily by Flight Operations Departments and flight crew.
The aim of the Breakout Sessions is to discuss specific enablers which support the analysis of safety issues.
Flight Data Monitoring
As a follow up to the “360˚ Review of FDM” Panel, the FDM breakout sessions will address in a detailed manner some of the current major problems faced by air operators regarding FDM:
Each breakout session will be supported by a pool of academic and industry experts who will share their experience, techniques and best practices with participants.
The breakout session will address the following topics in three distinct sub-sessions:
For each of the topics, the session aims to understand existing challenges, share best practices and explore new ideas in overcoming obstacles that may hinder proper and effective implementation of the requirements.
Note: EASA will not issue any invoices for conference fees.
However, the system will send automatic payment receipts. If payment via bank transfer is selected, please ensure that payment is made to doo GmbH (NOT EASA directly) as indicated in the confirmation email sent to you after registration. Doo GmbH has been engaged to manage conference fees relating to this event on behalf of EASA.
Cancellations shall be made in writing until two weeks before the start of the conference to safe [at] easa [dot] europa [dot] eu. A 25% non-refundable administrative fee per cancelled registration will incur.
Delegates who request a cancellation 13 days or less before the start of the conference, or delegates who fail to attend the event without prior notice, are liable for the full attendance fee.
The attendance fee will not be pro-rated should delegates not attend the entire event.
Terms of participation
SAFE 360° is an open exchange of ideas where speakers and participants shall abide by Just Culture principles.
It is therefore required that all the participants and speakers commit themselves to respecting the following charter of conduct governing every interaction that takes place during SAFE 360°:
- All information is property of the presenting organisation.
- The information shared will by no means be used for any commercial, competitive or punitive purpose.
- The information presented to the participants will not be shared with external parties without the clear and written consent of the owner.
- It is not allowed to record (audio or video) or take photographs of presentations.
- Anyone not following the terms for participation of SAFE 360° may be asked to leave the event.
Accommodation and Travel arrangements
Hotel accommodation and travel expenses are not included in the registration fee. Participants are responsible for their hotel accommodation and their travel arrangements. EASA will not cover these costs.
Preferential rates have been negotiated for SAFE 360° participants with the Crowne Plaza Brussels – Le Palace, where the conference is held. To make a reservation, please visit their SAFE 360° booking platform.
Alternatively, participants to SAFE 360° are free to arrange their own accommodation as they please.