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Bombardier Safety Standdown Fully Booked For 14th Edition


* Industry-leading safety seminar features new extended format

Bombardier’s highly acclaimed Safety Standdown seminar is back in Wichita, Kansas, for its 14th edition, from October 4 – 7, 2010. National Business Aviation Association President and CEO Ed Bolen, Federal Aviation Administration Director of Flight Standards John Allen and National Transportation Safety Board member Earl Weener will be on hand to deliver opening remarks. The highly acclaimed annual event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

A new format will be launched this year featuring two days of optional workshops and two days of general sessions. New on the agenda are: workshops on Aviation Meteorology, Human Performance, Advanced Aerodynamics, and Aviation Leaders/Managers – focused on establishing benchmarks for professional ethics.

“Safety Standdown promotes the philosophy of knowledge-based training and personal discipline,” said Puja Mahajan, Director, Flight Operations, Learjet. “It is designed to initiate and sustain positive changes in behaviour and cultural norms through the use of workshops and seminars given by subject matter experts. This year, we’ve made format changes based on feedback from our attendees thereby reflecting the needs of our audience and our response to today’s safety challenges.”

Among the return presenters are: Captain Gene Cernan, United States Navy (ret.) and Commander Apollo 17; Dr. Mark Rosekind, recently appointed Member of the National Transportation Safety Board; Dr. Tony Kern, CEO and Senior Partner, Convergent Performance; and Sean Roberts, Director, National Test Pilot School.

Safety Standdown USA and Safety Standdown Europe are organized annually in partnership with the National Business Aviation Association, the European Business Aviation Association, the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board. In August 2010, Bombardier launched Safety Standdown Latin America in partnership with the Associaçâo Brasileira de Aviaçâo General. Bombardier Safety Standdown seminars are offered at no charge to all aviation professionals regardless of the type of aircraft they fly.

As of August 2010, over 4,300 pilots, crewmembers, safety specialists and industry officials had graduated from Safety Standdown.

Additional information on Safety Standdown is available at

About Bombardier

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