1st Annual NATA Ground Handling Safety Symposium
The inaugural event for FBO and general aviation ground handling safety professionals

The NATA Ground Handling Safety Symposium is a two-day event developed by the NATA Safety Committee to promote safety at FBOs and other general aviation ground handling businesses/operations. The symposium is designed for safety professionals, including directors of safety, line service managers, operations managers, and flight departments — any stakeholder responsible for ensuring the safe handling of aircraft. Listen to NATA's podcast to find out more about the origin and theme of this event

The sessions will explore ground handling safety from numerous perspectives, including SMS, financial, human resources, operational and IS-BAH conformance. The symposium will also give attendees the opportunity to network with fellow safety professionals from across the industry. Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch both days as well as a networking reception on the evening of September 27th.

Session Topics Include:
  • SMS…From the “Ground” Up
  • Smarter Ground Handling
  • The Savvy Approach to Building a Successful Internal Safety Culture
  • The Intersection of Safety and Service in a Ground Handling Environment
  • NATA Safety Committee – Moderated Discussion
  • The Business Case for Safety Programs
  • NATA Safety 1st & the Future of Ground Handling Training
  • The Role of Employee Selection in Safety Culture
  • Building Your Emergency Response Program
  • TWA 800 Tour

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Have questions, please contact NATA at  safety1st@nata.aero or (202) 774-1532.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Full 2017 GHSS Agenda

Tuesday, September 26th
Wednesday, September 27th

NTSB Training Center

Member: $295
Nonmember: $370
No registration fees are refunded after September 8, 2017, however substitutions are permitted.


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