Reykjavik Flight Safety Symposium

The Safety Committee of the Icelandic Airline Pilots’ Association hosts the "The Reykjavik Flight Safety Symposium” each year. Next year's Symposium will be held on 13. March, 2020. The Symposium is held in English, attracting guests from all over the flight industry and the world.
This year, there will be a special emphasis on volcanic effects. Lecturers are:

  • Dr. Sara Barsotti, of the Icelandic Met Office - Responding to explosive eruptions in Iceland: changes and improvements over the last 10 years
  • Dr. Roy Clarkson from Rolls Royce - Volcanic ash and aviation - 10 years from Eyjafjallajökull
  • Harry Nelson, a former test pilot for Airbus - Are we ready for the challenges of tomorrow?
  • Hlín Hólm, chair of NAT-SPG - NAT-SPG
  • Capt. Antti Tuori, MD, from IFALPA’s HUPER committee - Pilot's health - risks and solutions

Read more about the lecturers here.

Minimum charge of 3.400 ISK (approx. 25 EUR), and a lunch buffet is included, as well as other refreshments throughout the day! Get your ticket now on www.tix.is. Conference guests are offered discounted accommodation at the Hilton, more information can be found on ticket.

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For further information contact the FIA office at 599-1192 or via e-mail fia@fia.is.

Recordings from previous years can be found here below:

2019

In 2019, the RFSS was held on April 11th, at the Hilton Reykjavík Nordica. The speakers that participated this year were the following. By clicking their names you will be forwarded to a recording of their speeches:

Here you can watch the entire symposium including some words from Jens Þórðarson (Icelandair), Jeroene Kruse (ECA) and final words from FÍA President, Örnólfur Jónsson.

Högni B. Ómarsson, FÍA's Secretary, moderated the event.

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2018

“Overview and introduction to satellite based air navigation in Iceland”

Arnór Bergur Kristinsson, Project Manager at Isavia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0paVCdS36s&feature=youtu.be

“Cyber threats”

Chris Johnson PhD, Head of Computing at the University of Glasgow

Recording not available.

“The history of contaminated air on aircraft and the solutions available”

“Why EBT?”

Arnar J Agnarsson, Training Captain at Icelandair

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=te7daik5GrU&feature=youtu.be

“Is resilience a valuable skill in aviation?”

Gitte Damm, Founder of “About Human Factors”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqQvCSlA33w&feature=youtu.be

“Future of MET ANSP”

Theodór Freyr Hervarsson, Director of Business Development, Icelandic Met Office

Björn Sævar Einarsson, Coordinator for MET services, Icelandic Met Office

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ykaUI_RG0I&feature=youtu.be

2017

“Just Culture”

Oliver Ingenrieth, Safety officer, Air Berlin

https://youtu.be/d0hxNQBMgxE

“Occurance reporting”

Sólveig Ragnarsdottir, Flight Safety Analyst, ICETRA

https://youtu.be/wKXwviO0yYE

“Volcano watch”

Sara Barsotti, Volcanic Hazards Coordinator, Icelandic Met Office

https://youtu.be/PF2UoSFPcYo

“Developing Flight Deck Challenges”

Chris Glaeser, Former Global Dir. of Safety IATA

https://youtu.be/HDKXeMYiu6s

“NAV/COM development in BIRD”

Sigurjón Jónasson, ICEATCA, ISAVIA

https://youtu.be/g4t0n850yog

“New tools for investigators - New challenges”

Þorkell Ágústsson, ITSB

https://youtu.be/JQUMaIgGNgg