SAE 2013 Safety Management Systems Symposium (for Aerospace Design and Manufacturing)

March 19-20, 2013

Madrid, Spain

Hotel Auditorium Madrid


Keynote Speakers

Linda Navarro
Manager, Aircraft Certification Service
Safety Management Design and Analysis Branch
Federal Aviation Administration

Ms. Navarro is the Manager of the Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) Safety Management Design and Analysis branch at the Federal Aviation Administration. She is responsible for managing AIR's internal implementation of Safety Management System (SMS) as part of the United States (US) State Safety Program (SSP) and external SMS implementation among the design and manufacturing sector of the commercial aviation industry.

Ms. Navarro has spent the past three years directly supporting the development and implementation of SMS for AIR and the past 20 years working in various technical and managerial positions within AIR in the areas of design, production and airworthiness for commercial aircraft and related products.

Prior to joining the FAA in 1992, Ms. Navarro worked nine years for the Department of Defense (DoD) in the areas of production and quality assurance on military aerospace programs and related products.

Ms. Navarro graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Aeronautics.

Jorge Nieto Jorge Nieto
Head of Certification Division (AESA)
Polytechnic University of Madrid

Jorge Nieto is an aeronautical engineer at the Polytechnic University of Madrid since 1993. Currently, he is the Head of Certification Division in the Aircraft Safety Directorate of the Spanish Agency for Safety Aviation (AESA). He joint to the Spanish Civil Aviation Authority in 2001, being in charge of different certification projects as project manager as well as aircraft inspection tasks related to airworthiness. Before that, he was working in private defense and aerospace companies, mainly in the area of logistic support and satellite navigation.

Nicolas Rallo Nicolas Rallo
Regional Safety Officer

Nicolas Rallo has been working for ICAO since 2003. He first served in ICAO Headquarters, before joining the ICAO European and North Atlantic Office (covering 56 States in the European and North Atlantic Regions) as Regional Safety Officer in September 2011. In this capacity, he is the office's focal point for matters regarding civil aviation safety. Amongst other responsibilities, he is ICAO's focal point in the EUR/NAT accreditation area for the activities of the European Regional Aviation Safety Group (RASG-EUR), the implementation of the Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme-Continuous Monitoring Approach (USOPA-CMA), and ICAO safety and safety management related training. He is a certified ICAO SSP and SMS instructor.

Nicolas is an aerospace engineer. His previous experience includes serving six years as an accident and incident investigator for the French investigation authority (BEA) and working in the aerodrome domain in France and in Brazil. Nicolas has audited the safety oversight systems of more than 60 States and has considerable experience in providing training and technical assistance in safety occurrence reporting, safety investigation, safety oversight and safety management related issues. He is fluent in English, French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.


Michael Bartron Michael Bartron
Pratt & Whitney

Michael Bartron works as a Technical Fellow, Flight Safety and Investigations. He has 20 years experience with Pratt & Whitney. In his role, Michael provides guidance on developing the disciplines related to flight safety and investigations for P&W, and also manages aircraft accident investigation support for P&W large civil transport aircraft and aircraft powered by IAE and Engine Alliance products. He is a technical expert in aircraft accident investigations and system safety disciplines, and has helped develop several industry standards and regulations. During 1998, he was detailed to the US National Transportation Safety Board to support multi-modal transportation safety initiatives, by providing an industry view to the Board. Michael also demonstrates a strong commitment to learning and has advised and taught at Vaughn College in New York City since 2001. Michael received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University in 1992, and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer at Hartford in 1996.

Nilton Henrique Moreno Baumgratz Nilton Henrique Moreno Baumgratz
Safety Engineer

Mr. Buamgratz has 18 years in business experience in which 13 of these years as Lead Coordinator for the Quality and Safety Assurance, Quality Product in Executive Jets, Civil Aviation, Defense and Space Programs. Mr. Baumgratz current position is the coordinator of the Embraer SMS (Safety Management System) implementation team.

David Chapel David Chapel
Flight Safety and Reliability Director Safety and Certification
Chief Engineer's Office
Gulfstream Aircraft Corporation

Dave was born in Wisconsin and grew up in Springfield, Illinois. He attended Arizona State University where he completed his B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering in 1983. He followed that with a M.S.E in Engineering Science (Materials) in 1989. Dave completed an M.B.A. from Mercer University in December 2009. Dave has also completed the USC Aviation Safety program and is an experienced aircraft accident investigator.

In August 1983, Dave began his aviation career as an engine performance engineer in Phoenix at the Garrett Turbine Engine Company which ultimately evolved into AlliedSignal and then Honeywell. In 2001, Dave joined Gulfstream Aircraft Corporation in Savannah, GA where he had progressive leadership roles working on new product development. Dave's final position at Gulfstream was as Flight Sciences Director of Advanced Aircraft Programs. Dave joined GE Aviation and the Chief Engineer's Office in December 2010. Dave is currently responsible for Flight Safety and Reliability efforts and his group is driving the initiatives related to incorporation of Safety Management Systems (SMS) at GE Aviation.

Dave likes flying, kayaking, board games, woodworking, archery, and astronomy. Dave is married to Cynthia and has two grown daughters, two cats, and two dogs.

John Dalton
Technical Fellow
Boeing Company

John C. Dalton is a Technical Fellow for the Boeing Company in Airplane Safety Engineering. He has over 40 years of engineering, safety analysis and management experience in airplane design and maintenance. In his present assignment, he functions as the Technical Fellow in airplane safety, charged with helping the company to resolve safety issues which require changes in the company's basic policies and procedures. He is the Flight Controls Safety Focal on the 787 program. He is also the Mentor for the safety engineers on Boeing's 787 Program.

John is a Fellow of SAE International and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. He is on a number of international committees working to improve safety in the aviation industry. He is the Chairman of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) S-18 committee. This is the international safety standards committee within SAE. It is responsible for ARP 4754 and ARP 4761, which are the international standards for initial commercial airplane design requirements and safety assessment, and ARP 5150, which is the international standard for safety assessment for aircraft in use in the field. He also participates in international conferences to promote understanding and use of these standards. John is a member of the SAE Engineering Meetings Board and SAE Air & Space Group and he is the Chairman of the Safety Applied Technology Committee in the Air and Space Group. This group governs the development of aviation conferences for SAE. John is also the Division Chairman for the General Projects Division in SAE Standards.

In 1994, John developed a training program, called the "Model Maintenance Safety Program", as part of a Boeing initiative to help the airlines in the People's Republic of China improve their operations. He taught the program as a two-day class throughout China. As word of the class spread throughout the aviation community, he eventually taught the course in over a dozen countries around the world to over 2000 airline officials and engineers. John continues to teach design and operational safety as part of his outreach duties.

John was the team leader of the ALERT team during the design of the Boeing 777 aircraft. This was a new concept of "Out of the box" thinking by a selected group of highly experienced engineers to review the design against edge of the envelope scenarios. The work of the team resulted in over two dozen significant design changes during the course of the 777 development.

Before coming to Boeing, John spent 8 years as an engineering manager at the Westinghouse Marine Division. He was the System Engineering Manager on the Submarine Vertical Launch System for the Tomahawk Cruise Missile. He was responsible for design requirements, system integration, design control and system safety. He was also the Lead System Safety Engineer on the Peacekeeper Rail Garrison missile launcher.

John is a retired Air Force Lt. Col. with 24 years service, of which 6 years were active duty and 18 years were reserve. His active duty was as Maintenance Supervisor, 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing (SR-71). He supervised 500 officers, technicians and civilian engineers in maintaining the triple sonic "Blackbird" aircraft. His reserve experience included 5 years as a squadron commander, 6 years as an engineering liaison officer in foreign military sales and 7 years of line maintenance supervision.

John holds degrees in English Literature, Archeology, Biology and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nevada at Reno and is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Air Command and Staff College. He is married to Gabriele, who is a native of Germany, an RN and a retired Air Force Major. They have two sons, Sean (20) and Nathan (19). Both are Eagle Scouts. John also has a grown daughter, Kerstin and two Grandchildren. His hobbies include Boy Scouts (he is a Scoutmaster), backpacking and camping. He is a licensed pilot.

Andrey Dorofeev

Chris Eick Chris Eick
Senior Director of Product Integrity
Honeywell Aerospace

Mr. Eick is the Sr. Director of Product Integrity for Honeywell Aerospace. In this role, he is responsible for accident investigation, corrective action, litigation support, and development of Honeywell's Safety Management System. Chris joined Honeywell in 1984 and has extensive experience in Gas Turbine Engine and Aircraft Systems design.

Fred Etheridge Fred Etheridge
Corporate SMS Manager
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

Fred is the Corporate SMS manager at Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation with enterprise oversight of maintenance human factors and airworthiness risk mitigation strategies for Part 21, Part 25, Part 91 and Part 145.

Fred has more than 20 years of program development and management expertise within aviation safety, maintenance, flight safety, sales and training in the military, US Government, foreign military, corporate and commercial aviation markets. Education and background includes a BS in Aviation Safety with emphasis on human factors with a minor in Business Administration. Operational experience Fred has is time spent with the U.S. NTSB as an aircraft accident investigator covering many fatal accidents, Flight Engineer in the U.S. Army and holds an A & P license. The various board and committee activities that Fred participates in include the FAA SMS aviation rules sub-committee (ARC) for operations and training and the European Human Factors Advisory Group.

Michael Kavoliunas
Senior Engineering Specialist R M& S GX

Douglas Kilm Douglas Kilm
Technical Fellow
The Boeing Company

Doug Kihm has worked for The Boeing Company for over 30 years. He has a Bachelors and Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Mr. Kihm is a Boeing Technical Fellow specializing in Airplane Design, Safety, Certification and ETOPS.

Doug is Boeing's technical representative to several regulatory standards development working groups including International Coordinating Council of Aerospace Industries Associations' (ICCAIA) member to ICAO's Safety Management Panel.

Curt Lewis
Curt Lewis & Associates, LLC

Curt Lewis is currently President/Owner of Curt Lewis & Associates, LLC. The consulting firm specializes in: Aviation/Airline Safety, Accident Investigation and Reconstruction, Industrial Safety, Forensic Investigation, Product Safety, System Safety, Automotive Crash Worthiness, Railroad Crossing Collision Investigations and Reconstruction, & Airport and Aircraft Security.

He served with American Airlines/AMR Corporation (AA) for seventeen years, as the Director System Safety and previously as the Corporate Manager of Flight Safety and Flight Operational Quality Assurance (FOQA) for American Airlines. Prior to American, he was a Lead System Safety Engineering Manager for LTV Aerospace Company, a Product Safety Manager for Texas Instruments Inc., a Flight Training Instructor for Boeing Commercial Airplane Group, and served as Chief Corporate Pilot and Industrial Safety Director for various industrial corporations. Currently he is serving as an Assistant Professor with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide (Discipline Chair for Aviation Safety) instructing aviation, system, human factors, and industrial safety courses (Outstanding Faculty Award - 2003). Additionally, he serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Occupational Safety & Health at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

He has in excess of thirty-five years of safety experience as a professional pilot, safety engineer/director, and air safety investigator. Mr. Lewis holds an Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL), Certified Flight Instructor Certificate (Airplane Single, Multiengine & Instrument); with over 10,000 hours of flight experience. In addition, he has earned technical Bachelors degrees in Aeronautical Engineering and Physics, a Masters degree in Aviation, System Safety & Human Factors, and completing a Ph.D. in Business Administration (Specialization: Safety Management), December 2012. He has earned the designation of Certified Safety Professional (CSP) from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and served as a Board Director. He was elected the BCSP Vice President for 2004 after serving as the Secretary-Treasurer (Managed $2.8 mil budget). Mr. Lewis is a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the discipline of safety engineering (Mass. # 40394), a Texas Professional Safety Source (TWCC # 1941), and an ISO-9001:2000 Certified Quality Auditor (PA).

Mr. Lewis has published numerous safety articles, was a contributing editor to the AA pilot magazine - "Flight Deck;" managing editor of "AA Flight Safety" & "AA Occupational Safety" magazines and a frequent speaker at industry meetings and seminars, community service organizations, and corporations. He serves as a member of the Educational Advisory Councils for the Center for Aerospace Safety/Security Education (CASE) of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the School of Aeronautics of Florida Institute of Technology (FIT), and the Department of Aeronautical Technology of Arizona State University. He is the former Chairman of the Air Transport Association (ATA) Flight Safety Committee. He served as President of the Industry Advisor Council for the Texas A&M University (Commerce) Industrial Engineering Department.

He has been listed in Who's Who in the Safety Profession, Who's Who in the Environment, Who's Who in the South & Southwest, Who's Who in Science & Technology, and Who's Who in America. Mr. Lewis is a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), System Safety Society (SSS), and the International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI). He served as the President of the Dallas-Fort Worth ISASI Chapter and the current United States Councilor & President to the U.S. ISASI society. He has been elected an ISASI "Fellow." He is also a Fellow (FRAeS) with the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Simon Nadeau
Manager National Programs
Transport Canada Civil Aviation

Simon Nadeau has been with Transport Canada (TC) for 17 years, starting as a policy officer in the Aircraft Maintenance and Manufacturing Branch and holding progressively more responsible position throughout subsequent years. Simon has been involved with Transport Canada's SMS program since 1999. Currently, as Manager of National Programs, Simon is responsible for the development of SMS regulations, overseeing TC's SMS implementation program, providing SMS guidance to inspectors and industry, and for the development, maintenance and continuous improvement of TC's surveillance program.

Jan Novak

Eric Peterson Eric Peterson
Vice-President, Systems and Safety
Electron International II, Inc.

Mr. Peterson is Vice-President of Systems and Safety for Electron International, Inc. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Montana State University.

Mr. Peterson is an active member of SAE and of the SAE S-18, Aircraft & Systems Development and Safety Assessment Committee. He is presently serving as the committee vice-chairman. He provided key contributions to the industry documents, "Guidelines for Development of Civil Aircraft and Systems", ARP4754A, "Guidelines and Methods for Conducting the Safety Assessment Process on Civil Airborne Systems and Equipment", ARP 4761 and ARP 5150, "Safety Assessment Methods and Tools to Support Safety Management of Transport Airplanes in Commercial Service." He provides industry instruction on these standards through SAE and as an independent consultant, holding the ARP4754A seminar over 10 times in 2012.

Mr. Peterson is also a member of the SAE AeroTech General Committee and has served as the Technical Program Chairs for a number of SAE conferences, the most recent being the Advances in Aviation Safety (AIAS) Conference at AeroTech 2009. He has been awarded the SAE Forest R McFarland Award for outstanding contributions toward the work of the SAE Engineering Meetings Board and the SAE Outstanding Contribution Award for his work in the development of SAE Technical Standards.

Mr. Peterson has over 35 years' experience in management, system design and analysis, development of hardware and software and safety assessments for commercial and military flight critical avionic, engine control, ground based navigation augmentation and fly-by-wire system applications.

Mr. Peterson is a licensed private pilot and an inactive Systems and Equipment DER with software endorsement.

Michael Reinert Michael Reinert
Supervisory Engineer
Safety Management Design and Analysis Branch
Federal Aviation Administration

Mr. Reinert is a supervisor in the Safety Management Design and Analysis branch at the Federal Aviation Administration. He currently is the Designated Federal Official for the Part 21 / SMS Aviation rulemaking Committee, which is chartered to make recommendations for changes to the Part 21 certification process including SMS implementation. He has over 8 years' experience in developing and implementing elements of the Safety management system within the FAA, and has worked with industry over the last 4 years on their pilot activities and the FAA's previous SMS ARC. He also is a representative of the FAA on the Safety Management International Collaboration Group.

Prior to moving to the FAA in 2001, He was the Lead Maintenance Engineer for the US Air Force C-9 Aircraft and Structures, Mechanical and Propulsion Systems Engineer for the KC-10 Re-fueling Tanker for 13 years.

Michael graduated from Wichita State University with a BS in Aeronautical Engineering.

Simon Roberts Simon Roberts
SMS Program Manager
UK Civil Aviation Authority

Mr. Roberts has 20 years experience in an aircraft maintenance environment in the UK and Hong Kong. He has worked for the CAA for 14 years and has worked as a Regional Manager and Human Factors specialist. Since 2008 his role has been to manage and harmonise the implementation of Safety Management Systems and oversight across the CAA and the UK Aviation industry it regulates. He has been involved in the development of SMS guidance material, oversight methodologies, evaluation tools and training.

Reyhaneh Sayfi Reyhaneh Sayfi
Manager Safety Office and SMS Development
Bombardier Aerospace

Reyhaneh is an Aesopace engineer, Specialized in Aviation Safety and Aircraft Airworthiness, graduated of ENAC-ENSICA in Toulouse, She started her career as a designer of small aircraft in 1998. She further moved to the certification in Civil Aviation Organizations where she has evaluated the Type Certificates, Design and Production Organization Approvals. She started her SMS journey with the IATA Operational Safety Audit in Montreal. In 2007, she joined Bombardier Safety Office (Aircraft and Operations). She is based in Montreal and is responsible for a team in charge of monitoring the Bombardier fleet safety performance, and Safety Management System development across the various lines of business in design, manufacturing, maintenance, flight & airport operations. She is also a private pilot, a member of European Commercial Aviation Safety Team (ECAST) and of 99's Canadian Women Pilots. She is also an active member of the industry WGs in support of ICAO Annex 19-SMS development.

Eric Sivel Eric Sivel
Deputy Rulemaking Director/Head of Product Safety

Eric Sivel, a French national, is an engineer from the French Civil Aviation School in Toulouse. He started working in different airlines where he occupied several technical and commercial positions. He then moved to the Bureau Veritas where he managed oversight activities for the French aviation authority and several African authorities. He later worked in the JAA were he took part in the creation of EASA that he joined in 2004. There he continued to assist in developing the Agency's activities in its original fields of expertise and in airworthiness, operations, flight crew licensing, aerodromes and air traffic management.