The New Era of Vertical Lift – Collaboration in Safety Culture

Denotes a VIRTUAL SESSION

Portions of the conference will be livestreamed and accessible to attendees who have registered for the virtual portion of the conference.

8:00 am
Breakfast (provided for all in person attendees) Networking
9:00 am
Welcome: Randy Rowles, Founder, Helicopter Institute
9:15 am
Overview and Introduction of VAST
John Franklin, Head of Safety Analysis and Performance, European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
9:45 am
US Helicopter Safety Team 2022 – 2023 Priorities
Speaker: Nick Mayhew, Co-Chair
10:15 am
Networking Break
10:45 am
Panel Keynote: Worldwide VTOL Safety Improvement
Speakers: Jim Viola, President & CEO, Helicopter Association International (HAI)
John Franklin, European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
11:45 am
First Person Account: Surviving a Catastrophic Crash
Speaker: CDR Brian Wetzler, US Coast Guard, Retired
12:45 pm
Lunch (provided for all in person attendees) Networking
2:00 pm
United States and European Helicopter Accident Statistics and Trends
Speakers: Lee Roskop, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
John Franklin, European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
2:30 pm
Changing the Perception of Accident Investigators from Wearing Black Hats to White Hats
Speaker: Scott Shappell, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Human Factors and Behavioral Neurobiology at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3:30 pm
Networking Break
3:45 pm
Panel Discussion: How Do We Reduce Accidents and the Severity of Accidents?
Moderator: Bruce Webb, Airbus
Speakers: Clement Audard: European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
Thomas Gogel, Airbus
Phil Jennings, Milwaukee Regional Medical Center/Integra Aviation
Tony Randall, Bell Helicopters
4:45 pm
Panel Q & A Discussion and Day One Closing Remarks
7:00 am
Breakfast (provided for all in person attendees) Networking
8:00 am
Welcome: Randy Rowles, Founder, Helicopter Institute
8:05 am
Human Factors, Areas of Responsibilities
Speaker: Albert Bouqet, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
9:00 am
Risk-Based Approach to Safety. Air Tour Helicopter Industry. Flying Friendly Community Collaboration
Speakers: Christopher Young, CY Consulting Solutions
Cliff Johnson, Research Engineer, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
10:00 am
Networking Break
10:15 am
Avoiding Utility Wires: Low Altitude Operations
Speaker: Gordy Cox, Director of Operations, Redding Air Space
11:15 am
Panel Q&A Discussion
11:45 am
Lunch (provided for all in person attendees) Networking
1:45 pm
Bird Strikes, ARAC
Speakers: Bradley Blackwell, Ph.D., Research Wildlife Biologist, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Travis, DeVault, Ph.D., Associate Director for Research, Savannah River Ecology Laboratory at the University of Georgia
Thierry Couderc, Vice Chair, European Helicopter Association (EHA)
2:15 pm
Sharing the Air with Drones
Speaker: Phil Dixon, FAASTeam Program Manager, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Safety Team
3:15 pm
Networking Break
3:30 pm
Leonardo Operations Training Program
4:30 pm
Regulatory Compliance Philosophy: Has it been working? How has it been received internationally?
Speaker: Jeff Smith, Aviation Safety Inspector, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
5:15 pm
Panel Q&A Discussion
8:00
Welcome: John Franklin, European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
8:05 am
Schweizer Helicopter Maintenance Course: What are the most prevalent issues and how to fix them?
Speaker: David Horton, President, Schweizer RSG
9:00 am
Bell Helicopter Maintenance Course: What are the most prevalent issues and how to fix them?
Speaker: Bruno Santin, Product Support Engineer, Bell Helicopters
10:00 am
Networking Break
10:15 am
Airbus Helicopter Maintenance Course: What are the most prevalent issues and how to fix them?
Speaker: Cory Shippen, Technical Representative, Airbus
11:15 am
Leonardo Helicopter Maintenance Course: What are the most prevalent issues and how to fix them?
12:15 pm
Lunch (provided for all in person attendees) Networking
1:30 pm
Sikorsky Helicopter Maintenance Course: What are the most prevalent issues and how to fix them?
Speaker: Justin Ferris, Field Service Representative, Sikorsky Aircraft
2:30 pm
Panel Q & A Discussion
3:00 pm
Networking Break
3:15 pm
Helicopter Dirty Dozen, Maintenance Errors
Speaker: James Dangerfield, FAASTeam Program Manager, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
4:15 pm
Understanding Aircraft Systems
Speaker: Bill Hopper, Helicopters, Inc.
5:15 pm
Panel Q&A Discussion
8:00 am
Welcome: Rex Alexander, Five – Alpha
8:05 am
Vertiport Engineering Brief and the Path Forward – Future Advisory Circular
9:00 am
VTOL Aircraft Performance Criteria and how They Should be Addressed
Speakers: Rory Feely, Flight Test Pilot, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
David Webber, Flight Test Engineer, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
9:45 am
Networking Break
10:00 am
Community Acceptance of VTOL: How to Approach this Issue?
Speaker: Nancy Mendonca, Deputy, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, Mission Integration Office, NASA
10:45 am
Q & A Panel Discussion
11:15 am
Lunch (provided for all in person attendees) Networking
12:45 pm
Sharing the Airspace with Helicopters and Other Large Aircraft
1:15 pm
Improving Current Data Capture Regarding Airspace and Vertiport Locations. What Data do we Want to Capture?
Speakers: Andrew Goldsmith, Project Manager, Aviation Data Services
Chris Criswell, Manager Airport Data and Airspace, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
2:15 pm
Networking Break
2:30 pm
Electrical Compatibility, National Renewable Energy LaboratoriesVIRTUAL SPEAKER: Joshua Portlock, Electric.Aero, Australia
3:30 pm
How will Hydrogen-Powered VTOL Work and What will Their Impact be on This Industry?
Speaker: Bruce Holmes, Bruce Holmes Consulting, LLC
4:15 pm
Panel Q&A Discussion
7:00 am
Breakfast (provided for all in person attendees) Networking
8:00 am
Welcome: Francois Lassale, HeliSGI, Indonesia
8:05 am
SMS for Small Operators
Speakers: Dennis Pierce, Colorado Heli-Ops
John Franklin, EASA
Colin Russell, Lilium
9:00 am
Heliports
9:45 am
Networking Break
10:05 am
How to Use Technology to Improve Visibility
Speakers: Christopher Young, CY Consulting Solutions
Cliff Johnson, Research Engineer, FAA
11:00 am
Q&A Panel Discussion
11:30 am
Lunch (provided for all in person attendees) Networking
12:45 pm
Organizations Priorities for the Next Year
Speakers:
Peter Bunce, President and CEO, General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA)
James Viola, President and CEO, Helicopter Association International
Christian Müller, Chairman, European Helicopter Association
Mike Hirschberg, Vertical Flight Society
1:15 pm
eVTOL: State of the Industry Now and Where it’s Going in the Future
Moderator: Rex Alexander, Five – Alpha
Speakers: Ife Ogunleye, Joby Aviation
Frank Hitzbleck, Volocopter
Collin Russell, Lilium
Eric Ferreira Da Silva, Airbus
Darshan “Dash” Divakaran, US Air Force Research Lab, AFWERX
2:15 pm
Networking Break
2:30 pm
Regional Vertical Flight: Challenges and Successes
Moderator: Bruce Webb, Airbus
Speakers: Christian Müller, Chairman, European Helicopter Association
Erick Perez, Director of Technical and Operations, Airbus
Loreto Moraga, Helicopter Safety Team, Chile, ACHHEL.org
3:30 pm
Rotorcraft Safety Concepts Panel Discussion – VAST Working Group Update
Speakers: Jorge Castillo, FAA
Clement Audard, EASA
Tony Randall, Bell Helicopters
4:15 pm
Q&A Panel Discussion
Moderator: Bruce Webb, Airbus