2021-10-13

Bombardier’s Safety Standdown Celebrates 25th Anniversary, Returns to Wichita to Focus on New Ways to Learn, Apply and Share

  • Bombardier’s Safety Standdown anniversary marks a quarter-century of aviation safety stewardship and education
  • Prominent safety event promotes lifelong learning to highlight the latest safety knowledge available throughout the industry
  • In-person presentations will focus on specific elements of Safety Management Systems (SMS), runway excursions, 25 years of automation airmanship leadership, productive culture in disruptive environments and more

Bombardier’s annual Safety Standdown, one of the most comprehensive safety conferences in the aviation industry, is celebrating its 25th anniversary and this year’s event is returning to its roots in Wichita, KS, Nov. 2-3 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Established 25 years ago by Bombardier’s Learjet flight demonstration team, the theme for this special anniversary edition of the event is, “Learn, Apply, Share,” prompting aviation professionals and organizations to learn new skills, apply them and share their knowledge to make an impact as a role model.

“For a quarter of a century, Bombardier has led the industry in providing aviation professionals with critical knowledge-based aviation training, and this year’s lineup certainly underscores the concepts expressed in our theme, ‘Learn, Apply, Share,’” said longtime Bombardier executive Andy Nureddin, who stewards the Safety Standdown program. “For 25 years, the purpose of this invaluable event is to foster a community of aviation professionals who are committed to lifelong learning and to disseminating higher standards of safety and professionalism throughout the industry.”

The event’s lineup this year builds on that premise. Several familiar faces will be presenting at this year’s special 25th anniversary event, including Safety Standdown stalwarts Tony Kern Ed. D., Amy Grubb and Dan Boedigheimer Ph. D. Christopher Lutat, Managing Partner, Convergent Performance, LLC, will also be on hand to explore 25 years of automation airmanship, while Captain Clarke “Otter” McNeace, Vice President of Flight Operations and Standards at Aviation Performance Solutions (APS), explores the popular topic of Loss of Control In-flight (LOC-I).

Safety Standdown 2021 promises to be a special two-day conference filled with learning opportunities, compelling workshops, presentations and more, laying the foundation for many more years of safety training to come. To find out more information or register for this year’s event, please click here. And if you can’t join in person, please join us for a live webcast of the general session.

Consistent to our high safety standards, Bombardier has adopted a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for Safety Standdown 2021. All registrants must present proof of full vaccination to enter the Safety Standdown venue and adhere to CDC and State of Kansas mandates recommending the wearing of masks indoors. This requirement applies to all activities on Nov. 2-3, 2021.

About Safety Standdown

Originally conceived in 1996 as a human factors safety-training event for the Learjet flight demonstration team, the conference quickly garnered a reputation for excellence beyond Bombardier’s customer base. In 1999, in response to growing interest within the industry, Bombardier opened the seminar to all pilots. In 2010, Safety Standdown expanded beyond the seminars into a year-round global human factors program offering online resources. Since 1996, more than 10,000 corporate, commercial and military aviation professionals have attended Safety Standdown seminars worldwide, live and through the webcast, including in Brazil, Canada, China, Mexico, Switzerland and the USA. Admission to Safety Standdown has, throughout the years, remained free to all aviation professionals as safety is a top commitment to the flying public.

About Bombardier

Bombardier (BBD-B.TO) and its subsidiaries (Bombardier Group), is a global leader in aviation, focused on designing, manufacturing, and servicing the world's most exceptional business jets. Bombardier’s Challenger and Global aircraft families are renowned for their cutting-edge innovation, cabin design, performance, and reliability. Bombardier has a worldwide fleet of more than 5,000 aircraft in service with a wide variety of multinational corporations, charter and fractional ownership providers, governments, and private individuals. Bombardier aircraft are also trusted around the world in government and military special-mission roles leveraging Bombardier Defense’s proven expertise.

Bombardier is headquartered in Greater Montréal, Québec, and through the Bombardier Group, operates aerostructure, assembly and completion facilities in Canada, the United States and Mexico. Bombardier Group’s robust customer support network services the Learjet, Challenger and Global families of aircraft, and includes facilities in strategic locations in the United States and Canada, as well as in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, the UAE, Singapore, China and Australia. For corporate news and information, including Bombardier’s Environmental, Social and Governance report, as well as the company’s plans to cover all its flight operations with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) utilizing the Book and Claim system visit bombardier.com. Learn more about Bombardier’s industry-leading products and customer service network at businessaircraft.bombardier.com. Follow us on X @Bombardier.

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Matthew Nicholls - Senior Advisor, Communications and Public Affairs

Matthew Nicholls

Senior Advisor, Communications and Public Affairs