This year’s event will be dedicated to Airport Safety and the new Global Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Excursion (GAPPRE).
One specific focus of the Forum will be Runway Excursion risk and the new GAPPRE – coordinated by FSF and EUROCONTROL, validated by EASA, IATA, CANSO and ACI World and drafted with the help of an international team of more than 100 aviation professionals from more than 40 organizations.
European Regions Airline Association (ERA) President Jan Palmér will be the keynote speaker at the 8th annual Safety Forum next week. Palmér, who also is CEO of Estonian carrier Xfly, will deliver his remarks on Wednesday, Feb. 11, shortly after 1300 Central European Time (CET)/1200 UTC.
The virtual Safety Forum will kick off on Feb. 10 with an executive panel discussion on the recently released Global Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Excursions (GAPPRE) and on the broader issue of airport safety, which is the theme of this year’s event. The Safety Forum is organized by Flight Safety Foundation, EUROCONTROL and ERA.
Executive panel participants include Eammon Brennan, director general of EUROCONTROL; Luis Felipe de Oliveira, director general of Airports Council International; Simon Hocquard, director general of the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation; and Gilberto Lopez Meyer, senior vice president, safety and flight operations, at the International Air Transport Association. The executive panel is scheduled to begin at 1500 CET/1400 UTC on Feb. 10.