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PACDEFF & AAvPA Symposium 2018

PACDEFF & AAvPA Symposium 2018

AusALPA attended the Pacific and Australasian CRM Developers’ and Facilitators’ Forum (PACDEFF) which was held in conjunction with the Australian Aviation Psychology Association (AAvPA) Symposium in Coogee from 7-9 November 2018. The Symposium showcases the latest in human factors development, practice and research in aviation and other industries, and presentations featured topics such as systems safety, fatigue, reporting culture, Human Factors design integration, the impact of automation, Welfare and Peer Support, and CRM operational integration and evidence-based training.

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Safety & Technical Update

Safety & Technical Update

The Safety and Technical (S&T) Team continues to participate in many forums and undertake activities to ensure that high safety standards are maintained in Australia and, through IFALPA, globally. The following is a brief outline of some of the current issues with which your Safety and Technical Committee has been engaged.

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What Have The Romans Ever Done For Us?

What Have The Romans Ever Done For Us?

An Ex Committee of Management member explained recently that he only reads the Insight pieces from the President and that “no one gives a shit about Safety & Technical”.  That was more than disappointing given how much effort the Safety and Technical team (representatives, staff and consultants) put in and have achieved over the last few years. I was reminded of the scene from the “Life of Brian” when Reg (John Cleese) asks “What have the Romans ever done for us?”.

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