History

Safeskies was founded in late 1992 as a sub-committee of the CILTA and incorporated separately in 2001; and held the first Conference in October 1993. The 2019 Safeskies Conference will be the 14th conference in the series.

Safeskies Aviation Safety Conferences

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Over the years, Safeskies has brought to Australia a number of well known aviation safety professionals including  the first keynote speaker Mr John Nance. Other distinguished speakers have included space pioneer Dr Bill Gaubatz (Delta-Clipper space project); two Chiefs of the RAAF; NTSB Board Chairman, Mark Rosenker; Former Chairman, CAA UK, Sir Roy McNulty;  the Director of the ICAO Air Navigation Bureau, Ms Nancy Graham; Apollo and Space Shuttle Commander, John Young and aircraft and spaceship one designer, Mr Burt Rutan.  We continue to seek to bring the best safety and pioneering professionals to the Australian Aviation community.

Safeskies has focused from time to time on a range of themes, including ‘Setting the right aviation safety culture’; ‘Safety in the globalised economy’; Learning the lessons of the past’; ‘Making safety management systems work’ and ‘Training and Change’.

More recently Safeskies has aimed to bring leaders in their specialised fields to provide a broad-ranging program to our audience.  The recent 2017 Conference was an excellent example of this approach, which gained some of the best feedback we have seen.

The Conference is now well established, and is recognised as a significant Aviation Safety Conference in Australasia and the southern hemisphere.