Program & docs

Now released: the program of SiAA 2018
Once again, the conference will be a unique opportunity to take your career in aviation a notch higher and move your organisation’s safety culture a step up on the maturity ladder. With speakers from across Africa and the rest of the world, the program is designed to equip you with the latest skills, tools, technology and best practices. 

Day 1 
09.00Chairman's welcome address
09.10Keynote address - Yvonne Makolo - CEO RwandAir (t.b.c.)
09.30Aviation mental health
Erik Lely - No Techs
10.00Morning refreshments
10.30The legal side of safety
Philippe Carous - SpaceTec, Belgium
11.00'Drones' : opportunities & regulatory solutions
Martin Roberts & Rob Somers, 22 Degrees South Aviation
11.30The benefits of certification of Air Navigation Service Providers
Odeth Umuwanga - Rwanda CAA & Martin Griffin - AviAssist
12.00-13.30Lunch & networking, Sponsored by Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure
13.30Aircraft call sign confusion Tony Odonde, Emirates
14.00Performance Based Navigation (PBN) & turboprop safety
Geraud Rivals-de Mazeres, Regional Flight Safety Director, ATR Aircraft
14.30Afternoon refreshments
15.00Benefits of improved wildlife hazard management without spending a fortune
Alex Moffat, Aviaire, United Kingdom
15.30Operations in safer African skies
Capt. Jaco Bruggeling, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
16.00Chairman's closing remarks day one
17.00 Cocktail sponsored by Willis Towers Watson (aviation) insurance brokering & advice
Day 2
09.00Aircraft ground damage reduction strategies with composite aircraft Maurizio Anachini, Twiga Aero
09.30Raising the bar on aircraft dispatching
Victoria Adegbe, Arik Air
10.00State Safety Programs & working with the industry- the practical side
Jos Wilbrink, Ministry of Infrastructure, the Netherlands
10.30Morning refreshments
11.00Flight Data Monitoring trials glass cockpit general aviation aircraft
Andrew Boardman, Flightdata Services FDS, United Kingdom
11.30Operational risk at airports - Airspace protection & obstacles
Keith Tonkin, Aviation Projects, Australia
12.00-13.30Lunch & networking
13.30Dangerous Goods: lithium batteries and other updates
Patrick Schoenmaker, Special Cargo Services, the Netherlands
14.00Analyzing maintenance costs for safety and profitability
Abubakar Bakari, Frontier Innovative Solutions, Kenya
14.30Safety risk management in pilot-controller communication
Vincent Opondo Oduor, Kenya Civil Aviation Authority
15.00refreshments
15.30Dealing with the aftermath of an accident
Eve Jackson, Emergency Response manager, Tanzania
16.00Closing remarks Honourable Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye, Minister for Transport (t.b.c)

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The 2018 Conference Agenda Development Committee (CADC) helps guide all content development and includes:
– Adrian Young, Senior consultant, To70 aviation consultants – the Netherlands – Chair
– Tanya Eddowes, Emirates Airlines Safety Promotions & Training Manager
– Jo Gillespie, director Gates Aviation
– Jos Wilbrink, Manager Aviation Safety, Ministry of Infrastructure, the Netherlands
– Martina Langa, Manager Business Development (SADC), ATNS, South Africa
– Hellen Ndichu, safety manager Rwandair
– Capt. Joseph Ndayishimye, Akagera Aviation, Rwanda
– Geraud de Rivals – Mazeres, Regional Flight Safety Director, ATR Aircraft
– Daniel Wanjala, aviation safety officer, MONUSCO (UN) – Uganda

Presentations from the 2016 edition of SiAA

Kok, Tom – Safety training outside the box
Howard, Richard – Crew Resource Management (CRM) and culturally specific behaviours
Smeitink, Jan, – The Anatomy of Incident Investigation
Somer, Rob – Safety performance & helicopter operations in Africa
Rivals de Mazere, Geraud – ATR Performance Based Navigation for Regional Operations
Ndichu, Hellen (Rwandair) – Organizational growth and safety
Jesse, Dave (Flight Data Services) – Flight Data Analysis & IATA’s FDX Program
(Click here for more general information about Flight Data Analysis & case studies)
Knechtli, Simon – Demonstrating operational safety excellence to your insurance
Smeitink, Jan – Accident investigation & legal proceedings

Want to see what you missed last year? Take a look at our video of a previous edition by clicking here.

Presentations from the 2015 edition

Bruggeling, Jaco (Capt) – KLM & Aeronautical Information Services Africa – Capt. Jaco Bruggeling SiAA 2015

Griffin, Martin – Occurrence Reporting in Air Navigation Service Providers

Jesse, Dave (CEO) – Flight Data Management – Data Sharing by Flight Data Services SiAA 2015

Knechtli, Simon (Willis Insurance) – Aviation insurance & Africa

Kok, Tom – African aviation safety: Where do we go from here?

Maat, Hans van der – Rules to safely fly lithium battery shipments – by Special Cargo Services (SCS)
Lithium batteries video – for cargo & ramp personnel from the UK CAA & US FAA
Lithium batteries video – for crew members from the UK CAA & US FAA

Ndikumana, Arthemon – ICAO Presentation on Runway Safety

Ndichu, Helen & Kamikazi, Sonia – Rwandair presentation on National Regulations & IOSA – working complementary?