The 3-day Vertical Aviation Safety Team Global Conference takes place Oct. 4–6 in Hurst, Texas.  FAA safety experts will be participating on panels and with presentations during the entire event.

Tuesday, Oct. 4
Panel on Worldwide VTOL Safety Improvement – Lirio Liu – FAA Executive Director, Aircraft Certification
U.S. and European Accident Trends – Lee Roskop – FAA Aviation Safety Coordinator

Wednesday, Oct. 5
Air Tours and a Risk-Based Approach to Safety – Cliff Johnson – FAA Research Engineer, System Safety
Sharing the air with Drones – Phil Dixon – FAASTeam Program Manager
Regulatory Compliance Philosophy – Jeff Smith – FAA Aviation Safety Inspector
Helicopter Dirty Dozen and Maintenance Errors – James Dangerfield – FAASTeam Program Manager
VTOL Performance Criteria – David Webber – FAA Flight Test Engineer
Data Capture and Vertiport Locations – Chris Criswell – FAA Manager of Airport Data and Airspace

Thursday, Oct. 6
Heliport Advisory Circular – Robert Bassey – FAA Airports Design and Construction Engineer
Using Technology to improve Visibility – Cliff Johnson – FAA Research Engineer, System Safety
Panel on Rotorcraft Safety Concepts – Jorge Castillo – FAA Manager, Strategic Rotorcraft Policy