Swinburne Aviation Industry Conference
Date posted: Tuesday 23 Jul 2013
Swinburne, which is also celebrating 21 years of Aviation this year, is hosting the three-day conference that will bring together more than 150 aviation industry leaders, professionals, academics and researchers to embrace the many facets of contemporary aviation at the Hawthorn campus.
"The conference will provide an excellent forum for industry experts, professionals, researchers, and students to present and discuss the current and future directions and trends in the aviation industry," Swinburne Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Linda Kristjanson said.
"Swinburne has a proud history of involvement with the aviation industry, and is celebrating 21 years of aviation teaching.
"We train pilots to the highest standards and our graduates hold positions in Australia and the world's major airlines including Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar, Emirates and Cathay Pacific."
There will be presentations at the conference from international and Australian speakers covering a range of topics relating to aviation such as regulatory, air traffic, airline/airport management and human factors issues.
Among those presenting at the conference will be Greg Hood, Acting Executive General Manager, Air Traffic Control for Airservices Australia. In his presentation, Balancing air traffic demand and capacity in Australia, he will discuss how the increase in aviation activity in the region, and Australia in particular, is presenting a number of challenges to the provision of air traffic management services.
The Department of Infrastructure and Transport's, Acting General Manager Aviation Industry Policy, Samuel Lucas, will speak about aviation policy from a government perspective, covering areas such as growth, policy direction and focus on international markets.
Martin Dolan, Chief Commissioner of Australian Transport Safety Bureau, (ATSB), in his presentation, The ATSB's Balancing Act: Independent, No-Blame and Cooperative, will cover how an investigator deals with industry and regulator while maintaining independence and ensuring that safety is improved.
Chris Flynn, Pacific Asia Travel Association, (PATA), is also presenting at the conference. In his presentation, The Asia Pacific Travel Marketplace Travel Trends to 2020 and Beyond, he will take a detailed look at the changing dynamics of Asia Pacific, in particular the rapid growth in China and the challenges being faced meeting the demands of the new consumer.
A reunion of Swinburne Aviation alumni will be held on the eve of the conference on 23 July 2013.
What: Swinburne Aviation Industry Conference.
When: 24-26 July, 2013.
Where: Advanced Technologies Centre (ATC), Swinburne's Hawthorn campus, 427-451 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn, Vic.
Media are invited to attend one or more of the sessions on the program.
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