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Published on December 31st, 2019 | by Mark Dwyer


European Aviation Wellbeing Conference

* * * The European Aviation Wellbeing Conference has been rescheduled to April 2021. The exact date will be confirmed on due course * * *

About this Event

We are bringing together aviation experts to discuss wellbeing solutions around the human factors and safety challenges.

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This year, the European Aviation Wellbeing Conference is organised by the European Aviation Wellbeing Committee, a non-profit organisation established to reduce the gap and act as a mediator between regulators, organisations and aviation professionals to enhance safety and resilience.

The conference brings together a diverse range of aviation leaders sharing the same vision towards integrating resilience, and improving both mental and physical performance within the aviation industry.

“We hold a strong belief that only from personal experience in the industry and a deep understanding of our specific environment, we can bring solutions that are practical and sustainable and that matches the daily challenges of our industry. Only through collective cooperation we can influence sustainable change” – Valentina Fitzpatrick, EAWC Founder.

The EAWC conference is the only platform that focuses on the human challenges, and uses its own sources and talent within the industry to deliver a message of transformation and growth into a new holistic culture in aviation.

Last year it was highlighted the well-known challenges in our industry. This year, the discussion is moving forward taking positive action focusing on both practical and theoretical solutions that come from the core of our industry.


Who will participate

  • Airline Directors, Management & Supervisors
  • Approved Training Organisations (ATO’s)
  • Airline HR
  • Safety Instructors
  • Ground Operations
  • ATC Instructors
  • SIM Instructors
  • Air Accident Investigators
  • AC Engineering Management
  • CRM Instructors
  • Crew Control Management
  • Aero-Medical Staff
  • Flight Training School Management

Individuals seeking to enhance their awareness in the fields of wellbeing, safety and human performance in aviation

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Conference program

8:00-8:30 AM – Registration

08:30-9:00 AM – Breakfast / Networking

09:00-09:15 AM – Organiser Opening Address

09:15-09:45 AM – Nevin Phoenix | Director – Kura Human Factors

09:45-10:05 AM – James Bushes | Pilot – Loganair

10:05-10:30 AM – Mid-Morning Break / Networking

10:30-10:55 AM – John Franklin | Head of Safety Promotion – EASA

10:55-11:15 AM – Noreen Finan | ATC Training and Development Specialist, IAA – Entry Point North Ireland

11:15-11:35 AM – Mandana Kazem | User Centred Design (UCD) Specialist – ARUP Aviation

11:35-11:55 AM – Liz Colville | Head of Inflight Services – Stobart Air

11:55-12:30 PM – PANEL SESSION

12:30-13:30 PM – Lunch / Networking

13:30-13:50 PM – Owen Sims | Training Captain

13:50-14:10 PM – Carl Eisen | Airbus A300 Captain & Founder of Mindful Aviator

14:10-14:30 PM – Helen Heenan | Q400 Captain & CRM Trainer

14:30-15:15 PM – PANEL SESSION

15:15-15:20 PM – Organiser Closing Remarks

15:20-16:00 PM – Networking

* The Conference is moderated by Jim Wylie, ATC Specialist

About the Author

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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