World-renowned experts headline CHC Safety and Quality Summit

VANCOUVER, BC (March 8, 2010) – World-renowned experts in aviation safety, crisis management and human performance headline the just-released schedule of the CHC Safety & Quality Summit in Vancouver, March 22-24, 2010.

Delegates will hear from astronauts, academics and other subject matter experts in more than 40 sessions that will capture the interest of operators, pilots, maintenance engineers and administrators alike. The newest tools in aviation safety will be highlighted along with many of the industry best practices that contribute to quality and safety in aviation. Featured topics include flight data monitoring, crisis management, and employee fatigue. The full schedule, which includes more than 40 sessions, can be found online at

Speaking to the theme of Discipline in Aviation: Professionalism in Flight Operations and Maintenance, the distinguished speakers include:

  • Capt. Gene Cernan, the last astronaut to walk on the moon;
  • Graham Braithwaite (Cranfield University)
  • Tony Kern (author and professor)
  • Bill Rankin (Boeing)
  • Frank Tullo (University of Southern California)
  • Hooper Harris (FAA)
  • Mark Stevens (Shell Aircraft)
  • Doug Wiegmann (University of Wisconsin) and
  • Dr. Scott Shappell (Clemson University).

The CHC Safety & Quality Summit is an internationally recognized aviation Summit aimed at improving safety in aviation through excellence in human factors. Sponsors of this non-profit event include AgustaWestland, Bell Helicopter, Chartis, Eurocopter, Sikorsky, Thales Group, CAE, Willis, Atrium, Barlow Lyde & Gilbert LLP, Catlin, Swiss Re, Allianz, Chaucer, Glacier, Munich Re, PHP Canada, SkyTrac, SLR, WestJet, CV Starr, Turbomeca USA and media sponsors Vertical Magazine and Helicopters Magazine. The host of the Summit, CHC Helicopter, is one of the world’s largest providers of helicopter services, specializing in search and rescue services and offshore oil and gas industry transport. CHC has aircraft operating in more than 30 countries worldwide.

For registration and schedule and speaker information, please contact:
Greg Wyght: 604.232.7424
Irina Sakgaev: 604. 232.7302

For more information, contact:
Andrew Huige, Communications Manager, CHC Helicopter
+1 604 232 7438

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