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 bus inesses/operations. The Ground Handling Safety Symposium was 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.

The symposium will also give attendees the opportunity to network with fellow safety professionals from across the industry. 

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2018 Ground Handling Symposium Highlights
Networking Reception Open Forum Industry Discussions Optional IS-BAH Workshop (September 12-13)
On September 11th, the symposium will offer attendees an opportunity to network with other safety professionals during an evening reception at Topgolf. Join your colleagues for a night of fun and complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages. Transportation will be provided to/from the reception venue. 
The symposium was developed by the NATA Safety Committee in order to help explore safety in a collaborative environment allowing participants to interact with fellow ground handling professionals. The sessions will explore ground handling safety from numerous perspectives and will allow for informal discussions on industry trends and issues. 
Attendees will have the option to also register and attend a Fundamentals of IS-BAH Workshop at the conclusion of the symposium. For an additional fee, the workshop as sists FBOs and Aircraft Handlers with their IS-BAH implementation efforts and provides a practical approach to managing an SMS based on ICAO principles.

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Tuesday, September 11
Wednesday, September 12

NTSB Training Center
Ashburn, VA 

Member: $320
Nonmember: $640

(Your registration fee includes access to all conference sessions, continental breakfast and lunch both days as well as a networking reception on the evening of September 11th.)  *If you join NATA, the difference in member/non-member price will be allocated to membership dues. For questions regarding registration or sponsorship opportunities, please contact NATA at (202) 774-1535 or

No registration fees are refunded after August 28, 2018, however substitutions are permitted.

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