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Tuesday, May 12

8:00 am - Noon  
Room 13 
RAA Safety Council Meeting
(RAA airline members only)
Room 13
RAA Joint Meeting of Regional Operations Council & Safety Council
(RAA Council members only) Working Lunch

Wednesday, May 13

9:45 am- 10:30 am
Room 15
Safety Session #1 Implementing Safety Management Systems
Moderator:  David Deveau, Vice President- Safety Quality & Environment-- Jazz Aviation
Panelist:  Brad Sheehan, Vice President- Flight Operations-- ExpressJet Airlines
Panelist:  Brad Elstad, Vice President- Safety and Regulatory Compliance-- Republic Airways
RAA member airline vice presidents from Safety, Flight Operations, and Maintenance will examine the necessity of a holistic approach to SMS integration.  Complexities of self-audits and 3rd party vendors, using self-audit results for safety assurance activities, corporate SMS manual options, and general implementation best practices will be among the topics discussed. 

10:45am- 11:30am Safety Session #2
Flight Operations #2:  The FAA Safety Assurance System
John Duncan, Director, Flight Standards Service, AFS-900-- FAA
Lisa Kearns, Associate Deputy Division Manager AFS-901B--  FAA
The System Approach for Safety Oversight (SASO) Program Office will update attendees on its work to develop and implement a comprehensive, integrated system safety approach to the oversight of all aviation entities.

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 15
Safety Session #3 Flight Tech #3 Operations #3
The Challenges of RNAV STARs and SIDs

Introduction: Todd Duval, Manager of Sales/Service-- Jeppesen
Moderator: Sheryl Clarke, Director of Safety-- ExpressJet
Panelists:  Matt Conrad Director of Safety-- Trans States Airlines
Andrew Benich, Program Manager, ERJ Fleet-- Envoy
Perry Solmonson, Director of Flight Standards & Technology-- Horizon Air
Mark Steinbicker, Manager, Performance Based Flight Systems Branch, AFS-470-- FAA
Representatives from RAA member airlines will assess the implementation/use of NextGen Performance Based Navigation and explore the unintended workload challenges for regional airline pilots.

4:00 pm- 5:00pm
Room 13
Safety Session #5 Flight Technlogy #5: Flight Path Management Situational Awareness: Context-Based, Dual-Cue Flight Mode Annunciator Alerting
Speaker: Captain Mitchell L. Serber, Human Centered Engineer Project Lead -- The MITRE Corporation
This presenter proposes new Flight Mode Annunciator (FMA) enhancements intended to provide context-based, dual-cue mode alerting that may enhance situational awareness, especially of automation mode changes that are not directly commanded. Join Mr. Serber for a discussion on the proposed FMA enhancements that may provide critical information to flight crews, promote situational awareness, and prevent aircraft state awareness occurrences from becoming accidents.

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