Published on June 6th, 2017 | by Mark Dwyer


International Air Safety Summit Dublin 2017

The Flight Safety Foundation announced that the 70th annual International Air Safety Summit (IASS) will be held in Dublin, on October 23–25 this year, and will be hosted by Aer Lingus. This event brings together the best minds in the industry from 50+ countries to exchange information and propose new directions for making the safest mode of transportation even safer. Topics at this year’s summit include human factors, data collection and analysis, training, technology, SMS and a special parallel maintenance track.

“We are looking forward to bringing IASS back to Europe,” said Foundation President and CEO Jon Beatty. “Dublin is a wonderful city and it is fitting that the industry’s premier annual safety event will be hosted by Aer Lingus, one of the industry’s premier carriers,” he said.

“I am delighted and honoured that the Flight Safety Foundation has chosen Dublin as the venue and Aer Lingus as the host airline for the 2017 International Air Safety Summit,” Aer Lingus Chief Executive Stephen Kavanagh said. “Aer Lingus has been a member of the Flight Safety Foundation since 1999 and over the past 17 years has played a very active role in the foundation’s important work. I and my Aer Lingus colleagues look forward to welcoming the delegates next year to our home town of Dublin, the gateway to the North Atlantic.”

Capt. Conor Nolan, the airline’s corporate safety and resilience manager, is a member of FSF’s Board of Governors. He also serves as the chairman of the Board’s Audit and Finance Committee. IASS was last held in Europe in 2010 in Milan, Italy. The Foundation’s European Advisory Committee, along with its International Advisory Committee, will take an active role in planning IASS 2017.

Flight Safety Foundation is an independent, non-profit, international organization engaged in research, education, advocacy and publishing to improve aviation safety. The Foundation’s mission is to be the leading voice of safety for the global aerospace community.

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Flying in Ireland is delighted to be a proud sponsor of this event.

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Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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