European Flight Test Safety Workshop
11-13 October 2022
Royal Air Force Club
128 Piccadilly, London
The Flight Test Safety Committee (FTSC), in conjunction with The Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP) and the Society of Flight Test Engineers (SFTE), will hold the European Flight Test Safety Workshop on 11 - 13 October 2022 at the Royal Air Force Club in London’s famous district of Mayfair. The purpose of the Safety Workshop is to provide an open forum where flight test safety issues can be presented, discussed and probed with other members and disciplines of the flight test community. Mr. Gordon McClymont and team are coordinating the event.This event will be in the style of a workshop with an interactive tutorial and technical presentations. We expect plenty of audience participation and discussion.
Theme: “Improving Flight Test Safety Through Enhanced Safety Risk Management.”
The Workshop tutorial will explore effective safety risk management (SRM) to include contemporary definitions and available references that may or may not be familiar to test teams. Led by industry experts, the interactive session will challenge attendees on various scenarios and how effective SRM methods can lead to significant reductions in overall residual risk. A Group Exercise will reinforce understanding and provide opportunity to refine competence in identifying test hazards, the causes for those hazards, and mitigations to ultimately reduce risk to as low as reasonably practicable. Practicing effective SRM will offer a tangible benefit for attendees in conducting test hazard analyses (THA) back at their host organizations. Moreover, some of the THAs developed during the tutorial may be hosted on the Flight Test Safety Database (FTSD) as a resource for the flight test community.
To complement the theme, we will hear from test teams on their SRM process and see if it had the safety effect they anticipated.
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The Best Paper Award will be awarded at the Dinner in the RAF Club for the presentation judged to have contributed most to improving flight test safety.