Air Travel Safety Initiative 1997

Date:         06 Oct 97 02:14:25 
From:         "Administrator (Lorenzo Fabris)" <>
Organization: Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley CA
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Air Travel Safety Initiative 1997   ( )

In the wake of the several air disasters and the concerns of air travel
safety, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, San
Francisco Section with participation from Jeppesen, NASA, San Francisco
Airport, Failure Analysis Associates and other interested
agencies/companies would like to host the "Air Travel Safety Initiative
1997" program. This program provides the opportunity for the public to
identify air travel safety concerns, expert panelists to clarify the
issues, and agencies and officials to direct responses to these

Free and open to the public

Monday, October 20, 1997   6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Spangenberg Theatre
780 Arastradero Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94306  415-354-8220

Major Topics of Discussion by the Panel:
1) Aircraft Condition. This will include the issues on aircraft
   maintenance and aircraft reliability.
2) Flight Conditions.  This will include such issues as: human factors,
   flight crew, weather, icing, and wind shear.
3) Traffic Volume.  This will include issues on air traffic control,
   increased traffic flow, air space procedures.
4) Security.  This will include airport and aircraft security issues.

Confirmed Panelists:
 * Mr. Ron Wilson, SFO Director of Public Affairs
 * Mr. David Picasso, Level 1 Agency Aviation Capacity Program Manager
   at NASA Ames Research Center
 * Dr. Lemoine (Lee) Dickinson, Jr., Principal Engineer and Director,
   Washington, D.C. Office, Failure Analysis Associates, Inc.
 * Mr. Vincent Mellone, ASRS Operations Manager, NASA Aviation Safety
   Reporting System
 * Captain James Fitzgerald, Aviation Safety Analyst, NASA Aviation
   Safety Reporting System

Introductory Speaker:
 * Ms. Jeanne McElhatton, co-founder of the Fear of Flying Clinic in San

Government Official:
 * Mr. Charles Huettner, Director of Aviation Safety Research at NASA

Glen Carl by phone: 408-866-7611 ext. 267, Fax: 408-866-5364 or
preferably by Email: