Bombardier’s Safety Standdown Celebrates 25th Anniversary


Bombardier Biggin Service Centre

Montreal, Canada – 13 October 2021 – Bombardier’s annual Safety Standdown, one of the most comprehensive safety conferences in the aviation industry, is celebrating its 25th anniversary and this year’s event is returning to its roots in Wichita, KS, 2-3 November at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Established 25 years ago by Bombardier’s Learjet flight demonstration team, the theme for this special anniversary edition of the event is, “Learn, Apply, Share,” prompting aviation professionals and organizations to learn new skills, apply them and share their knowledge to make an impact as a role model.

“For a quarter of a century, Bombardier has led the industry in providing aviation professionals with critical knowledge-based aviation training, and this year’s line-up certainly underscores the concepts expressed in our theme, ‘Learn, Apply, Share,’” said long-time Bombardier executive Andy Nureddin, who stewards the Safety Standdown program. “For 25 years, the purpose of this invaluable event is to foster a community of aviation professionals who are committed to lifelong learning and to disseminating higher standards of safety and professionalism throughout the industry.”

The event’s line-up this year builds on that premise. Several familiar faces will be presenting at this year’s special 25th anniversary event, including Safety Standdown stalwarts Tony Kern Ed. D., Amy Grubb and Dan Boedigheimer Ph. D. Christopher Lutat, Managing Partner, Convergent Performance, LLC, will also be on hand to explore 25 years of automation airmanship, while Captain Clarke “Otter” McNeace, Vice President of Flight Operations and Standards at Aviation Performance Solutions (APS), explores the popular topic of Loss of Control In-flight (LOC-I).

Safety Standdown 2021 promises to be a special two-day conference filled with learning opportunities, compelling workshops, presentations and more, laying the foundation for many more years of safety training to come.