CHC Helicopter Corporation

CHC Helicopter Corporation

November 17, 2008 16:02 ET

5th Annual CHC Safety & Quality Summit to Take Place March 30th-April 1st 2009

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 17, 2008) - CHC Helicopter Corporation ("CHC") announces the 5th annual CHC Safety & Quality Summit, a conference focused on Safety and Human Error Management in Aviation. CHC welcomes all aviation companies and others with an interest in aviation safety to attend the March 30th to April 1st 2009 summit (at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver) to share best practices on this important topic.

Aviation safety is an integral part of every aspect of CHC's operations. Each year CHC hosts this event to bring the industry together to further the goal of advancing aviation safety for all operators in the industry. A diverse group of individuals participate in the summit every year, providing a unique perspective which can lead to new ideas and innovations in aviation safety for all operators.

The 2009 CHC Safety and Quality Summit will feature high-level safety courses facilitated by renowned instructors and top level trainers in aviation safety, risk assessment, engineering and leadership. Intended for Executives and Senior Managers, sessions will include Accident/Incident Investigation and Analysis, Flight Data Monitoring, Dr. Scott Shappell and Dr. Doug Weigmann's HFACS, and many other interesting courses.

CHC is very pleased that Captain Al Haynes will be the keynote speaker on the morning of Monday, March 30th. In July 1989, Captain Haynes was the Commander of United Flight 232, a DC-10 airplane which suffered catastrophic damage to its number two engine, causing all three of its hydraulic control systems to fail. Captain Haynes will be speaking about his experience "Against All Odds".

On Tuesday, March 31st, CHC will host a banquet dinner featuring Dr. Jerry Cockrell as the keynote speaker. Dr. Cockrell, one of the earliest developers of CRM, will raise your awareness and buoy your spirits with his light-hearted look at safety and human factors in aviation.

Attendance for the 2008 CHC Safety & Quality Summit reached over 500 participants and was comprised of Executives, Managers, Oil & Gas personnel, Regulators, OEM's and Auditors from over 125 organizations. The 2009 Summit attendance is expected to meet or exceed the 2008 attendance level. For more information or to register please visit

About CHC

CHC is one of the world's largest providers of helicopter services to the global offshore oil and gas industry, with aircraft operating in more than 30 countries worldwide.

Contact Information

  • CHC Helicopter Corporation
    Greg Wyght
    Vice-President, Safety & Quality
    (604) 232-7424
    CHC Helicopter Corporation
    Irina Sakgaev
    Safety & Quality Applications Manager
    (604) 276-7500 and ask for Irina Sakgaev
    (604) 232-8341 (FAX)
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