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Monday, 27 July, 2020

NATA’s Popular Ground Handling Safety Symposium (GHSS) to Take Place in a New Digital Format

Washington, DC, July 27, 2020 – The National Air Transportation Association (NATA)’s Ground Handling Safety Symposium (GHSS) is back in a new digital format for 2020. The 4th installment of the GHSS will be held from September 22-24, 2020, featuring keynote speaker, Neil Smith, Secretary General, International Union of Aerospace Insurers.

The new format will feature 2-3 one hour sessions per day, which will continue the momentum this event has gained over the past few years, while maintaining the interactive spirit of the in-person GHSS and allowing additional participation from attendees far and wide.

Session topics will include:

  • Aircraft Movement Damage: How, Why and What Do We Do
  • Aircraft Operators’ Perspective on Ground Handling
  • Complacency Challenge
  • Engaging Aircraft OEMs in Ground Handling Safety
  • GHSS Case Studies
  • Managing Fatigue in a Ground Handling Operation
  • Panel Discussions
Attendees will learn solutions for the operational safety needs of FBOs and other GA ground handlers in an interactive, digital platform. The GHSS will consist of panel discussions, keynote speeches, case studies, and townhall-style sharing sessions spread throughout the day so attendees can balance work with continuing safety education.

The Symposium is intended for safety professionals, directors, line service managers, operations managers, flight departments, and others. Attendees will also have multiple opportunities to network with colleagues and industry experts.

“Continuous education, vigilance, and improvement are key to operational safety – that is why we knew that moving the GHSS online was the best option. Since the event’s inception 4 years ago, the GHSS is a membership favorite, consistently achieving high ratings from attendees. As we continue to see an uptick in air travel as the country reopens, safety on all fronts will be the focus of the traveling public and aviation businesses everywhere,” stated NATA’s Managing Director of Safety and Training Michael France.

Registration and event details can be found here.

For general press inquiries, contact Shannon Chambers at 703-298-1347 or schambers@nata.aero

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has been the voice of aviation business for 80 years. Representing nearly 3,700 aviation businesses, NATA’s member companies provide a broad range of services to general aviation, the airlines and the military and NATA serves as the public policy group representing the interests of aviation businesses before Congress and the federal agencies.