The 2014 Annual International Flight Crew Training Conference at the Society’s Headquarters focused on the work of the International Pilot Training Consortium (IPTC).
The international reputation of the Flight Crew Training Conference series was maintained by delegates from 20 different nations who judged the Conference to be both informative and successful. The Conference opened with keynote addresses from the five IPTC partners: Capt Kevin Hiatt, Senior Vice-President, International Air Transport Association (IATA); Nancy Graham, Director, Air Navigation Bureau, International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO); Jan Pie, Chairman, International Coordinating Council for Aerospace Industries’ Associations (ICCAIA); Capt Donald Wykoff, President, International Federation of Airline Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA); and Air Cdre Bill Tyack, President, RAeS.
Some 100 subject matter experts, from around the world, are working in partnership through IPTC on issues confronting the international air transport sector with the aim of improving safety, quality and efficiency, most notably through improving the harmonisation of standards and processes. The Conference included 21 papers on IPTC deliverables and six workshops which discussed potential further work and future arrangements. It ended with a very wide-ranging open forum session and a final keynote address from Peter Barrett, IPTC Executive Chairman, in which he responded to the key issues that had arisen. The Conference concluded that IPTC’s terms of reference and deliverables should be re-focused and its mandate renewed for a further three years.
If you were unable to attend the conference but would like to purchase access to the presentations and audio, you can do so via the conference proceedings. Further details can be found here.
Look out for a full conference review in the November issue of AEROSPACE.
Details are now available for the 2015 International Flight Crew Training Conference and can be found here.