On May 26-27 more than 50 ATM Safety and Training professionals representing 15 countries gathered in the tallest Scandinavian building Turning Torso in Malmö. The purpose of the event was to discuss the upcoming regulations and changes within ATM Safety. The seminar named “The changing landscape of ATM Safety” was honoured by many great speakers: recognised safety researchers, regulatory representatives, operational professionals etc.

Mr. Jyrki Paajanen representing European Commission explained EU regulatory bodies and the legislative evolution within ATM Safety. Mr. Jose L. Garcia-Chico Gomez, ATM/ANS Regulations Officer in EASA, presented safety assessment to changes to functional systems in the provision of ATM/ANS services governed by the current EU regulations. Dr. Anthony Smoker talked about a SESAR JU project on operationalising Resilience Engineering. Last by not least Capt. Giancarlo Buono gave an interesting presentation on IATA’s safety strategy and a global perspective on Air Transport Safety.

The day two was filled with another set of interesting presentations. Mr. Össur Hilduberg from the Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board explained a new perspective on investigating unexpected outcomes in complex sociotechnical systems. The key seminar speaker Prof. Erik Hollnagel guided the participants through the theory of Safety-I & Safety-II with a heighten focus on Safety Synthesis. Mrs. Maria Lundahl picked up the thread and introduced a practical example of implementing Safety-II in a RWY Incursion Prevention Programme at LFV. The panel discussion consisting of all the professional speakers raised interesting discussions and observations for the future of ATM Safety.

The last part of the event –  our interactive workshop – generated discussions in smaller groups providing an opportunity to share experiences within various organisations, coming challenges and possible needs for ATM Safety training.

Please find the photos from the seminar here.

We would like to thank to all the great speakers and participants for making this event a great success!