FLIGHT SAFETY FOUNDATION 69TH INTERNATIONAL AIR SAFETY SEMINAR, 13-16 NOV 2016, DUBAI

Once again Gates Aviation’s Jo Gillespie provided highly visible support to the Flight Safety Foundation at the recent event in Dubai. As a long serving member of the FSF International Advisory Committee he first attended the committee meeting on 13 November, to discuss the critical global aviation safety concerns and strategies on the agenda. Two days later Jo was chairman for the seminar session on ‘Big Data’ in aviation safety,…

8th GLOBAL HUMANITARIAN AVIATION CONFERENCE, MADRID, SPAIN

Gates Aviation’s Jo Gillespie once again proudly played a significant role in the resounding success of the World Food Programme’s 8th annual conference for humanitarian air service providers, delivering a presentation on ‘Drones in Humanitarian Operations’ and a training session on ‘Loss of Control in Flight (LOC-I) Prevention’. Other notable speakers came from the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) and Emirates Airline. Around 300 delegates…

World food programme aviation safety campaign 8 – 10 June 2016, Nairobi, Kenya

As part of our continuing support of the WFP Aviation Safety Unit’s work in promoting and enhancing safety amongst the African community of humanitarian air operators, Gates Aviation’s Jo Gillespie (pictured 2nd row centre) ran a workshop on Fatigue Risk Management during the latest safety campaign in Nairobi. Humanitarian flights operate in very difficult conditions within a challenging air and ground environment, and fatigue is a daily issue for pilots,…

Gates Aviation Fatigue Risk Workshop – Nairobi

Gates Aviation facilitated a Fatigue Risk Workshop at the World Food Programme in Nairobi last week and the feedback was outstanding: “Stress management is in line with what I do and I have really benefited.” “Two days for this workshops would have been good.” “Outstanding facilitator.” “Good job – increase frequency of trainings and workshops.” “Knowledgeable instructor and lively participants.” Book your Workshop now!

Corporate Criminal & Financial Responsibilities for Business Travel

Gates Aviation has been commissioned on behalf of certain multi-national clients, to carry out checks on the safety of the business travel arrangements of their executives.  In the event of death of a director or employee on a business flight, clearly the affected company will suffer not only the loss of the expertise of the individual but also will need to face the potential for claims of civil and criminal…

SMS Risk Champions’ Training

Gates Aviation’s Jo Gillespie recently delivered a tailored training package for a UK air operator, aimed at creating a group of middle management ‘risk champions’ spread throughout the organisation. These risk champions are to be the embedded departmental safety specialists, providing subject matter expertise to the Safety & Compliance department for risk management, change management and safety investigations. They will also be the local source of safety knowledge for departmental…

WFP Aviation Safety Campaign – Johannesburg 20-22 April 2016

Gates Aviation is proud to support WFP in its efforts to enhance aviation safety in some of the most challenging operating environments in the world. Gates Aviation’s safety specialist Capt Jo Gillespie was once again at the heart of the most recent WFP campaign, the first ever in South Africa, as moderator and speaker for the one-day safety conference, and as facilitator for one of the subsequent two-day safety workshops.…