This year's Named Lecture, 'Investigation in Simulation', was delivered by Nathalie de Ziegler, Investigating Officer, Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses (BEA). Nathalie described the interest of simulation during investigation, with a focus on human performance, and precautions to be taken which will be illustrated by a real case study.
About the speaker:
Nathalie de Ziegler, Investigating Officer, Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses (BEA)
Nathalie's primary role at BEA is to provide investigation teams with an adequate assessment of crew performance during major events. She also follows up the integration of assessments into incident / accident final reports. In the search of causal factors, she regularly studies the airline’s training program, both simulator and CRM. Nathalie has implemented the ICAO doc 9995, 9 competencies both technical and non technical, into her work processes since January 2013. The secondary element to her role is to train the investigating teams, mostly engineers, to be able to use this method on their own. She became a synthetic flight instructor on A320 and is currently involved in CRM training activities and participates in a number of international conferences. She interfaces with major aircraft manufacturers and airlines who help ensure assessments are adequate to the real world and therefore efficient to improve airline safety. Nathalie was an active member of the Air France 447 operations group and has been honoured to present the operational and training issues of the accident report in a number of in international instances.