IATA Cabin Ops Safety Conference to Address Legacy and Emerging Issues

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) will host the second annual Cabin Operations Safety Conference, 5-7 May 2015 in Paris, France. More than 300 delegates representing 130 organizations including airlines, regulatory agencies, investigation organizations, aircraft manufacturers and suppliers from around the globe are expected to attend.

“Safe, efficient and effective cabin operations are an integral part of our broader commitment to flight safety. The enormous teamwork that goes into every flight is at the heart of our industry’s success. The Cabin Operations Safety Conference is an opportunity for stakeholders to address current and emerging safety challenges through a sharing of expertise based on global standards and best practices,” said Capt. Kevin Hiatt, IATA’s Senior Vice President, Safety and Flight Operations.

This year’s event features a dynamic mix of sessions with interactive workshops and expert speakers, with the aim of advancing and elevating cabin safety standards through the sharing of lessons learned and best practices. The program offers sessions addressing legacy and emerging issues including:

  • Unruly passengers
  • Child restraint systems
  • SMS and FRMS in Cabin Operations
  • The importance of human factors training
  • Lithium battery events in the passenger cabin
  • Communicable disease on board
  • Inadvertent slide deployment prevention
  • Loss of cabin pressurization – lessons learned
  • Evacuations – lessons learned
  • Security – lessons learned
  • Turbulence management & much more

IATA will present its latest recommendations including recent updates to the Cabin Operations Best Practices Guide (2nd Edition 2015). Results of a recent global survey related to inadvertent slide deployments will also be released at the conference.

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