Aviation Professionals Gather in Wichita for 17th Bombardier Safety Standdown U.S.A.

Aviation Professionals Gather in Wichita for 17th Bombardier Safety Standdown 
- 17th Bombardier Safety Standdown U.S.A. set for September 30 -
October 3 in Wichita, KS 
- 6,700 aviation professional trained at Safety Standdown since 1996
- all free of charge 
- FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Whitaker & NTSB Member, Hon. Mark
Rosekind to speak 
- Captain Gene Cernan to present 2nd annual safety Award 
WICHITA, KANSAS -- (Marketwired) -- 09/19/13 --  
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Bombardier Aerospace today took another concrete step to improve
aviation safety with the announcement that its 17th annual Safety
Standdown U.S.A. will take place at the Hyatt Regency Wichita in
Wichita, KS from September 30 to October 3, 2013. 
Safer skies are the mission of Bombardier's Safety Standdown program.
Its mission is achieved by creating a community of aviation
professionals committed to lifelong learning and to higher standards
of safety and professionalism throughout the industry. All Safety
aviation professionals, regardless of aircraft type operated, are
invited to attend Standdown U.S.A., free of charge, to participate in
training sessions and workshops on the most pressing topics in
aviation safety, presented by the foremost experts. 
"Safe skies make good business sense," said Steve Ridolfi, President,
Bombardier Business Aircraft. "Not only for Bombardier, but for all
manufacturers and operators whose success is dependent on their
ability to get customers and cargo safely from one place to the
Originally conceived in 1996 as a safety-training event for the
Learjet flight demonstration team, the conference quickly garnered a
reputation for excellence beyond Bombardier's customer base. In 1999,
in response to growing interest within the industry, Bombardier
opened the seminar to all pilots. As of June 2013, more than 6,700
corporate, commercial and military pilots, crew members, maintenance
personnel, flight department managers and owners have graduated from
Safety Standdown Seminars around the world. 
Safety Standdown alumni see the value of the program and return
year-after-year to keep abreast of the latest in aviation safety.
"Bombardier is not only making safe airplanes, but they are also
making safer pilots. Although immeasurable, if the Safety Standdown
has prevented just one accident or incident in 16 years, it is all
worth it," said Bryan Ward, Safety Officer of Family Video. 
Safety Standdown U.S.A. 2013 
For its 17th edition, Safety Standdown U.S.A will feature an
impressive team of experts. Dr. Tony Kern, Senior Partner at
Convergent Performance, and expert on professionalism and human
factors, will immerse participants in experience called The Zoology
of Safety. "Man is a part of nature and, as such, our survival hinges
on the same two forces that impact survival in the rest of the
natural world - awareness and adaptation," says Kern. "Keys to
safety, survival and growth are all linked to the aviation
environment. Participants will leave with a fresh perspective on how
they view safety and ensure it at work," he added.  
This year's speakers and presenters include Federal Aviation
Administration Deputy Administrator, Michael Whitaker, the Honorable
Mark Rosekind, Member of the National Transportation Safety board
(NTSB); Al Gorthy of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and
Don Loucks of Safety and Security Audits, LLC., who will present on
topics related to fatigue, professionalism and personal
responsibility. The full agenda, on-line registration and additional
details are available at www.safetystanddown.com.  
Eugene Cernan Safety Award 
A highlight of Safety Standdown U.S.A will be the presentation of the
2nd annual Eugene Cernan Safety Award to an outstanding aviation
professional and Safety Standdown alumni who has gone above and
beyond professional expectations, during a gala dinner on October 1st
by its namesake, Captain Eugene Cernan, NASA (ret.), Commander Apollo
About Bombardier 
Bombardier is the world's only manufacturer of both planes and
trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is
evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient,
sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles,
services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global
leader in transportation.  
Bombardier is headquartered in Montreal, Canada. Our shares are
traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the
Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indexes. In the
fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, we posted revenues of $16.8
billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or
follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.  
Notes to editors 
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Spaces have been reserved for members of the media wishing to attend
the seminar and to have access to presenters, attendees and
organizers for interviews. Contact Patrick Botter for more
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