2018 Air Safety Forum Draft Agenda

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Denotes Security Meeting

Denotes Jumpseat Meeting

MONDAY, JULY 30, 2018 (all Monday sessions are by invitation only)
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
General Session (Open only to ALPA Members)
Captain Tim Canoll – President, Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l
Captain Joe DePete – First Vice President & National Safety Coordinator, Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l
Forums
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Jumpseat Forum
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Aviation Security Forum
Workshops & Councils
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Aircraft Design & Operations (ADO) Workshop
9:30 – 10:50 a.m.
Security Council Meeting
9:30 a.m. – Noon
Accident Analysis & Prevention (AAP) Group Meeting
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Airport & Ground Environment (AGE) Workshop
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Air Traffic Services Group (ATS) Workshop
Safety Council Meeting
Training Council Meeting
Joint Dangerous Goods & Presidents Committee for Cargo Meeting
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Safety Information and Analysis Programs (SIAP) Meeting
Time TBA
Pilot Peer Support Training
TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2018 (all Tuesday sessions are by invitation only)
Forums
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Jumpseat Forum
11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Aviation Security Forum
Workshops & Councils
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Airport & Ground Environment (AGE) Workshop
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Security Council Meeting
9:00 a.m. – Noon
President's Committee for Remote Operations Meeting
Chief Accident Investigator (CAI) Refresher
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Aircraft Design & Operations (ADO) Workshop
Safety Council Meeting
Joint Dangerous Goods & President's Committee for Cargo Meeting
Training Council Meeting
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Air Traffic Services Group (ATS) Workshop
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Accident Investigation Board (AIB) Meeting (invitation only)
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Canada Safety and Security Workshop
Time TBA
Pilot Peer Support Training
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2018
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Jumpseat Council Meeting (ALPA members only)
9:00 a.m. – Noon
ASK YOUR AIR SAFETY ORGANIZATION (ASO) (ALPA members only)
Join your ASO leadership & your fellow ALPA pilots to get your safety and security questions answered and issues discussed.

Guest Speaker: Sen. Tammy Duckworth at 10:30 a.m.

Air Safety Forum (Open to the public)

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
OPENING CEREMONY
Captain Tim Canoll – President, Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l
The Honorable Howard "Skip" Elliott – Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
FIRE IN THE HOLD: ANTICIPATING/PREVENTING FIRES FROM PASSENGER CHECKED BAGGAGE
The number of portable electronic devices being carried by passengers on airlines has been dramatically increasing in recent years. Most of these devices are powered by lithium batteries that on rare occasions catch fire. Both regulators and the airline industry are acting to mitigate these developing hazards. Government and industry experts on this panel will discuss the latest tests demonstrating the hazards of PED fires in aircraft cargo compartments and how regulatory, policy and operational steps are being taken to mitigate the hazards.
Moderator: Captain Scott Schwartz – Director, Dangerous Goods Program, Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l
2:30 – 3:00 p.m.
BREAK
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
MEET THE DOCTORS
A unique opportunity to hear and ask about current aeromedical issues affecting pilots from the doctors heading the Aeromedical departments for the Federal Aviation Administration, Transport Canada, and Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l. Topics will include the latest information on First Class Medical duration, DOT Drug testing changes, special issuance challenges, and possible changes in the future.
Moderator: First Officer Ellen Brinks – Aeromedical Chairman, Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l
Dr. Michael Berry – Federal Air Surgeon, Federal Aviation Administration
Director of Medicine, Civil Aviation, Transport Canada
Dr. Quay Snyder – ALPA Aeromedical Advisor
4:00 – 4:15 p.m.
PRESENTATION OF ALPA AIRPORT SAFETY LIAISON (ASL) & AIRPORT OF THE YEAR AWARD
4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
PILOT PEER SUPPORT: THE NEXT PHASE IN ALPA’S APPROACH TO PILOT WELLNESS
Pilot Peer Support (PPS) and the five existing Pilot Assistance programs, working synergistically under the Pilot Assistance umbrella, act as a force multiplier that make Pilot Assistance as a whole, greater than the sum of its parts. Pilot Assistance is ALPA’s holistic approach to each pilot’s holistic wellness. The panel will report on how ALPA remains ahead of the curve with contributions to the 2015 Pilot Fitness ARC and the development and implementation of the newest pillar of ALPA Pilot Assistance—Pilot Peer Support, which resides under the Aeromedical Group, and gives every ALPA member access to peers, trained to help with non-work-related stress.
Moderator: Captain Joe DePete – First Vice President & National Safety Coordinator, Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l
Dr. Michael Berry – Federal Air Surgeon, Federal Aviation Administration
Dr. Quay Snyder – ALPA Aeromedical Advisor
Captain John Taylor – Pilot Assistance Chairman, Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l
First Officer Ellen Brinks – Aeromedical Chairman, Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l
Mr. Marque Malan – Aeromedical & Human Performance Specialist, Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l
5:15 – 5:45 p.m.
CLOSING KEYNOTE
THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2018 (Open to the public)
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
OPENING KEYNOTE
Senator Bob Casey (invited)
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
DISRUPTIVE PASSENGERS: KEEPING PROBLEMS OFF THE AIRPLANE
The smartphone video camera has contributed to making very public what used to be known by just a very few: altercations onboard airplanes caused by disruptive passengers. This panel will examine the problems caused by unruly passengers, many of which stem from intoxication, and how the government, industry and passengers can work together to keep problems on the ground and off airplanes.
Moderator: First Officer Matt Clark – Security Chairman, Delta Air Lines MEC
Mr. Chris Witkowski – Director Air Safety, Health, and Security, Association of Flight Attendants
Mr. Chris Bidwell – Vice President, Security & Facilitation, Airports Council International
Chief Mike Everson – Chief, Metropolitan Airports Commission Police (MSP) & President, Airport Law Enforcement Agency Network
10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
BREAK
11:00 a.m. – Noon
DATA MINING FOR SAFER SKIES
This panel comprised of pilots, FAA representatives, and management will discuss how they work together or safety. They will discuss the data mining process, share success stories, and express the importance of employee reports.
Moderator: Captain Steve Jangelis – Aviation Safety Chair, Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l
Michael Quiello – Vice President, Corporate Safety, Security & Environment, United Airlines and CAST Industry Co-Chair
Captain Neil Raaz, Joint Implementation Measurement Data Analysis Team (JIMDAT) Co-Chair, American Airlines
Vivek Sood – Technical Advisor, Federal Aviation Administration
Captain Michael Schilz – ASO FOQA Team Leader, Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l
Noon – 12:10 p.m.
ALPA PRESIDENTIAL CITATIONS PRESENTATION
12:10 – 1:30 p.m.
KEYNOTE LUNCH
The Honorable Dan Elwell, Acting Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
FLIGHT DESK ACCESS IN THE POST 9/11 AGE
The airline jumpseat is a critically important resource for carriers and pilots alike. This panel will explore the development of jumpseat protections and improvements that have been instituted in the post-9/11 era, plus examine the future outlook for ensuring that the jumpseat continues to be safe, secure and available into the future.
Moderator: Captain Rich Odbert – Jumpseat Chairman, Air Lines Pilots Association, Int’l
Captain Dave Webb – Retired MEC Chairman, FedEx MEC
Mr. Rob Galbraith – Line Operations Manager, United Airlines
Mr. Bob Vogt – Deputy Director, Aviation, Office of Security Policy and Industry Engagement, Transportation Security Administration
2:30 – 3:00 p.m.
BREAK
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
PILOTS & CONTROLLERS -- MANAGING CHANGE IN AN EVOLVING NAS
This panel will examine the impact of ongoing technical and procedural changes being enacted across the National Airspace System. Further discussions will focus on the evolving experience levels of Air Traffic Controllers and pilots and managing their interactions to ensure safe operations. Participants will include the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, airline technical pilots and the Federal Aviation Administration.
Moderator: Captain Marc Henegar – Air Traffic Services Group Chairman, Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l
3:30 – 4:00 p.m.
CLOSING KEYNOTE
Mr. Paul Rinaldi – President, National Air Traffic Controllers Association
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
AWARDS RECEPTION
7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
AWARDS BANQUET
Presentation of the ALPA Superior Airmanship, Safety, Security, Pilot Assistance, and Jumpseat Awards.
9:30 – 10:30 p.m.
POST AWARDS RECEPTION