27 Presenters 27 Presenters
4 Days 4 Days
2 Tutorials 2 Tutorials

About the Event:

The success of our annual seminar is due in large part to the vital support from our Sponsors and Exhibitors. For more information and the opportunity to participate in ISASI 2017 please contact Ron Schleede at RonSchleede@aol.com or Barbara Dunn at avsafe@shaw.ca.

Sponsor and Exhibitor forms are provide below.

ISASI 2017 is being organized by the ISASI Seminar Committee. More information about San Diego, travel details and the seminar itself will follow shortly.

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Tutorial Program

Flight Recorders: Beyond ICAO Annex 13

Monday, August 21, 2017 - Morning Session

This Tutorial will explore the many differences and similarities between flight data and voice recorder practices and policies around the world using actual accident investigation examples where practical. Actual and hypothetical scenarios will be presented along with the pros and cons of various practices. The tutorial will explore beyond the current ICAO Annex 13 SARPS which are somewhat high level allowing States significant latitude with respect to interpretation. The old adage ‘the devil is in the details’ will be the basis for exploring beyond the words with the objective of stimulating healthy debate within the audience. Exploring actual and theoretical cases in detail may also reshape higher level perspectives currently articulated by ICAO and in many States local policies. With video advances in cell phones and go-pros, video (image) recording has never been more prevalent throughout the world in virtually every facet of life, yet despite recommendations from respected authorities close to 20 years ago, aviation, which is arguably one of the most regulated and safety conscious industries on the planet, still is without image recordings. The use of recordings for safety purposes other than by the authorities has arguably been increasingly prohibited rather than increasingly exploited based on long standing concerns that without these protections safety would in fact be compromised. The tutorial will attempt to explore these dilemmas that continue to challenge investigators in a rapidly evolving world that has access to information like never before. Please join us for what we hope to be an engaging and perhaps controversial discussion through audience participation in response to scenarios and ideas that will be presented.

Agenda Items

  1. Foundation: Technical overview of flight and voice data
  2. Flight Data Use Case Examples and Scenarios
  3. ICAO SARPS and international regulations related to Flight Data
  4. States policy/protocols for flight data
  5. Voice Use Case Examples and Scenarios
  6. ICAO SARPS and international regulations related to Flight Data
  7. States policy/protocols for voice data
  8. Use of and need for Image Recording Summary
  9. Live anonymous survey

Presented by:
Mike Poole, ISASI FRWG Chair
Frank Hildrup, Chief Technical Advisor, International Aviation, NTSB

Survival Factors Tutorial

Monday, August 21, 2017 - Afternoon Session

The findings from past accident investigations have led to significant improvements in the fields of cabin safety and aircraft manufacturing, such as: 16G seats, lavatory smoke detectors and fire extinguishers, floor proximity emergency escape path markings, new requirements for cabin and insulation materials and inclusion of human performance training for cabin crew members. These improvements have increased the survivability of occupants involved in latter accidents and helped reduce fatalities among passengers and crew. Cabin safety aspects, including survival factors, should be addressed as part of the investigation process. However, these aspects are often overlooked. Therefore, States and industry may be missing out on the possibility for further safety enhancements

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) published the Manual on the Investigation of Cabin Safety Aspects in Accidents and Incidents (Doc 10062), in 2016, to encourage the uniform application of the Standards and Recommended Practices contained in Annex 13 — Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation, particularly in relation to survival aspects. This manual provides information and guidance to States on the procedures, practices and techniques that may be used when investigating cabin safety aspects of an occurrence.

The survival factors tutorial is intended to develop competencies for persons involved in investigating cabin safety aspects of occurrences, including survival factors in accident investigations. It also provides general knowledge on ICAO provisions relevant to cabin safety and security contained in the ICAO Annexes along with an overview cabin operations, crew training, and cabin crew human performance issues which may be relevant to investigations. The tutorial gives participants in insight look at practical cases which involved survival factors, through investigations conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

Jason Fedok, NTSB
Martin Maurino, ICAO

Military Tutorial

Monday, August 21, 2017

Objectives of Tutorial:

This tutorial aims to have another gathering of international Military Accident Investigators to share knowledge on their respective capabilities, experiences, processes and procedures with a view to the development of future relationships and common practices. It follows the inaugural meeting of the European Military Air Safety Investigators Forum which took place April 2013, the three Military Air Safety Investigation Tutorials held during ISASI 2013, ISASI 2015 and ISASI 2016, and the Military Aviation Safety Workshop April 2016 in Albuquerque (USA). ISASI’s theme this year is “Investigations – Do they really make a difference?” These forums/tutorials draw a growing number of military investigators from across Europe, Australia, North America and Asia seeking to share their safety lessons.

The other goal of linking this tutorial to the 48th ISASI seminar is to benefit from the experience gained by the civil counterparts over the years. Participants to the tutorial are encouraged to register for the ISASI Seminar that will continue on 22, 23 and 24 August 2017 in San Diego, California, USA.

The main outputs of the presentations and discussions of this workshop will also be presented during the ISASI plenary session.

Contributions to Tutorial:

If you are interested in contributing to this tutorial, please send a short abstract to Stuart Oliver DSA-DAIB-AIR-SO1@mod.uk and to Jim Roberts james.w.roberts3@boeing.com. The format of the presentations is flexible (no formal papers requested) in order to build an interactive programme on this specific topic.

Important Dates:

  • 28 April 2017 Abstract on contribution due
  • 12 May 2017 Contributions selected for presentation announced
  • 7 July 2017 Presentations due
  • 21 August 2017 Tutorial on Military Investigations, San Diego, California, USA
  • 22-24 August 2017 ISASI Seminar, San Diego, California, USA

Companion Program

Companion Tour Day 1:

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Salute to San Diego: A Military-Themed SEAL Tour, Old Town Tour & Lunch

The day will start with a tour honoring the men and women who have and who are currently serving in the US military. Additionally, we will trace San Diego’s role in Navy and Marine Corps history. The adventure begins by boarding the amphibious SEAL vehicle for a drive along the beautiful Embarcadero of San Diego Bay, hearing tales of the earliest roles of the branches of service in our local history. Entering the water, the SEAL vehicle cruises alongside North Island Naval Station; this facility is known as the “Birthplace of Naval Aviation.” As the SEAL tour ends, guests will board the motor coach and travel to historic Old Town.

Known as the birthplace of California, Old Town teems with a lively, authentic atmosphere, boasting 17 museums and historical sites. Quaint boutiques, mouth-watering restaurants, colorful art galleries and festive theatres populate Old Town, making it a not-to-be-missed hot spot.

In Old Town, you will stop for an authentic Mexican lunch at Casa Guadalajara – one of San Diego’s most reputable Mexican restaurants! This spectacular venue is a welcoming landmark for Old Town San Diego, capturing the “Spirit of Mexico” at its best. Discover authentic regional Mexican cuisine presented with flair in beautiful dining rooms and patios, or enjoy our famous margaritas in the lively cantina.

  • 9:00 am Pick up from Hotel
  • 9:30 am - 11:00 am Seal Tour
  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch at Casa Guadalajara
  • 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Old Town Tour
  • 3:00 pm Return to Hotel

Companion Tour Day 2:

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
San Diego By Land & Shopping in La Jolla with Lunch

This morning you will head to La Jolla via guided motor coach. Along the way, you will see iconic areas such as the historic Gaslamp District, stunning Balboa Park, world-famous Coronado Island and historic Old Town!

“The jewel” is an apt description of La Jolla, a charming village located just north of downtown San Diego. La Jolla offers many upscale boutiques, fine restaurants, art galleries and the charm of a Mediterranean isle. Mixed in with the upscale boutiques are shops created for the shoppers who love to find a great bargain as well! Your excursion will begin with a narrated tour of La Jolla’s history and notable areas. After lunch, and an opportunity to get the lay of the land, guests will be dropped at a central location to wander the shops and explore the sights of the area.

  • 9:00 am Pick up from Hotel
  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Guided City Tour & Shopping Tour
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch at George's in La Jolla
  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Free time in La Jolla
  • 4:00 pm Return to Hotel

Special Program

Off Site Dinner:

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
San Diego Air & Space Museum

Aviation history is truly a remarkable story, and it all unfolds at the San Diego Air & Space Museum. Housed in the Ford Building from the California Pacific International Exposition of 1935, the museum features a life-sized replica of Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis, which was built in San Diego. The plane is suspended over the rotunda and greets guests as they enter. The main event space features historic military and commercial aircraft along with vintage automobiles. The museum’s outer ring is made up of exhibits highlighting the pioneers of aviation. The museum also features a display of space age technology that is sure to interest everyone.

  • 5:30 pm Pick up from the Hotel
  • 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm Cocktails and Dinner
  • 9:30 pm Return to the Hotel

Optional Tour:

Friday, August 25, 2017
Creatures of Habitat: San Diego Zoo & Lunch at Rondavel

Span the globe in one afternoon, viewing rare and intriguing wildlife from nearly every region of the world in just one location, the San Diego Zoo. Known for its large, naturalistic enclosures, guests to the Zoo become immersed in bio-climactic zones, such as Absolutely Apes, Tiger River, Gorilla Tropics, Polar Bear Plunge and the Owens Rainforest Aviary. Monkey Trails and Forest Tales- the Zoo’s largest and most elaborate animal habitat in its history- take guests on an excursion into Asian and African forests flourishing with some of nature’s most imperiled wildlife. The newest and most exciting exhibit is the 7-acre Elephant Odyssey, which follows the prehistoric path of the Elephant to its existence today.

Lunch will be served at Rondavel. This octagonal room has vaulted beamed ceilings and rich earth-tones, with floor-to ceiling picture windows overlooking an ornamental Asian garden complete with a koi pond and exotic waterfowl.

  • 9:00 am Pick up from the Hotel
  • 4:00 pm Return back to the Hotel


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Become a Sponsor

About the Event:

The success of our annual seminar is due in large part to the vital support from our Sponsors. For more information and the opportunity to participate in ISASI 2017, please contact Ron Schleede at RonSchleede@aol.com or Barbara Dunn at avsafe@shaw.ca.

Sponsor forms are provide below.

*Complimentary Registrations include the Seminar, Tuesday Night Dinner & Awards Banquet.


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Become an Exhibitor

About the Event:

For more information and the opportunity to participate in ISASI 2017, please contact Ron Schleede at RonSchleede@aol.com or Barbara Dunn at avsafe@shaw.ca.

Exhibitor forms are provide below.

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