The spotlight on aircrew mental health as significant topic was triggered by the Germanwings tragedy in 2015. Since then the industry has moved forward in response and the discussion has broadened beyond the thankfully rare extreme events of this nature and looked towards the issue of supporting aircrew mental health as a proactive stance impacting both air operation safety and staff wellbeing.
In Europe, the EASA Rule Making Task.0700 will be enacted in 2018 as legislation and implementing this over the subsequent 24 months will pose all stakeholder groups challenges in meeting the requirements in terms of pilot Peer Support System implementation.
The implementation of Peer Support programmes poses challenges for all stakeholders: issues around standards, confidentiality, record keeping, effectiveness monitoring and reporting (internally and externally) will poses challenges as the industry settles towards a stable solution that meets the regulation both in spirit and in practice. The differing cultural and international regulatory dimensions will need consideration given the global nature of the industry and changing relationships (c.f. Brexit) as will the potential for technology mediated solutions.
The third RAeS annual conference will look to surface the issues and direction of travel as we move beyond a simple ‘regulatory compliance’ exercise and move towards an industry enhancing implementation of effective mental health support for civil aircrew over the next two to three years.
|Non Members||£225 + VAT|
|Corporate Partners||£210 + VAT|
|RAeS Members||£190 + VAT|
|Baseline Members||£140 + VAT|
A full speaking programme is available below.
Royal Aeronautical Society HQ
No.4 Hamilton Place