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
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.
For further information contact the FIA office at 599-1192 or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recordings from previous years can be found here below:
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:
- Ragnar Guðmundsson - RNSA - The Road from an Incident to an AD
- Marika Melin - Karolinska Institutet - High-Flying Risks
- Steinarr Bragason - AEEC - Datalink Objectives and Obstacles, the safety perspective
- Graham Braithwaite - Cranfield - Maintaining an Authentic Safety Culture
- José-María Lorenzo -The European Satellite Services Provider (ESSP) - EGNOS Service Provision
- Kristín Sigurðardóttir hér og hér- Þróunarmiðstöð rannsóknaverkefna. She gave two speaches: Stress, Friend or Foe? & Resilience - What can we do?
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.
“Overview and introduction to satellite based air navigation in Iceland”
Arnór Bergur Kristinsson, Project Manager at Isavia
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”
Dr. Susan Michaelis PhD, MSc
Arnar J Agnarsson, Training Captain at Icelandair
“Is resilience a valuable skill in aviation?”
Gitte Damm, Founder of “About Human Factors”
“Future of MET ANSP”
Theodór Freyr Hervarsson, Director of Business Development, Icelandic Met Office
Björn Sævar Einarsson, Coordinator for MET services, Icelandic Met Office
Oliver Ingenrieth, Safety officer, Air Berlin
Sólveig Ragnarsdottir, Flight Safety Analyst, ICETRA
Sara Barsotti, Volcanic Hazards Coordinator, Icelandic Met Office
“Developing Flight Deck Challenges”
Chris Glaeser, Former Global Dir. of Safety IATA
“NAV/COM development in BIRD”
Sigurjón Jónasson, ICEATCA, ISAVIA
“New tools for investigators - New challenges”
Þorkell Ágústsson, ITSB