“Independence does not mean isolation”


Monday 24 August 2015

Social dimension of a safety investigation

Military investigation

Morning session

09:00 - 12:30

  1. ICAO Policy on Assistance to Aircraft Accident Victims and their Families

Marcus Costa, Chief Accident Investigation Section of ICAO 

  1. EU Regulation on Assistance to the victims of air accidents and their relatives

Olivier Ferrante, European Commission 

  1. Assistance to victims of aircraft accidents and their relatives

Barbara Crolow HIOP AF447

10:45   Tea/Coffee Break

  1. Handling expectations

Chris Statham, Blake Emergency Services 

  1. Are Accident Investigation Authorities addressing families' expectations? 

Martine Del Bono, BEA, France

12:30   Lunch

09:00 - 12:30

  1. Military/Civil Co-operation and Industrial Partnerships 

Mike Gamlin, Rolls-Royce

  1. Midair collision between Lear Jet and Eurofighter

Jens Friedemann, BFU

  1. Preparations to support multi-national mishap investigations (F-35)

Mike Buran, Lockheed

10:45   Tea/Coffee Break

  1. Dangers of composite materials during accident response & investigation 

Andreas Kern, German Military

  1. International accident investigation for military plane crash: Smolensk case

Maciej Lasek, SCAAI Poland 

12:30   Lunch



Afternoon session

14:00 - 16:15

  1. Political dimension of the Smolensk accident investigation

Piotr Lipiec, SCAAI, Poland

  1. Anatomy of accident communication

Linda Tavlin, LJT Associates Inc 

  1. The AirAsia 'GRACE' programme

Captain Adrian Jenkin, AirAsia. 

  1. Perspective from a manufacturer 

Michel Guérard, Airbus SAS 

  1. Finalisation of conclusions. 

Olivier Ferrante, European Commission


14:00 - 16:15

  1. Accident/Major Incidents Investigation Process within Airbus DS and its relationship with Airbus Commercial

Luis Garcia, Airbus Military

  1. Flight Data Monitoring as a proactive approach to improving safety 

Rombout Wever, RNLAF

  1. Utility of Drones at the site of an accident 

Pete McCarthy, Cranfield University

  1. Practical application of incorporating changes that result from an accident investigation

Jim Roberts, Boeing Military

  1. Next military workshop

Dave Harper, US Air Force. 

  1. Tutorial wrap-up 

Bret Tesson, Boeing; Wing Commander Neil Bishop, UK Military AAIB



  1. President's Reception.