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Airline Symposium Webinar Series – Privileges in Accident Investigations for lawyers and Non-Lawyers

We would like to offer our thanks for the huge turnout we had for our free webinar on privilege issues in accident investigations.  For those of you who could not make it, we are providing a downloadable version of the slides, as well as a link to the full presentation so that you can listen at your leisure.

Airline Symposium Webinar Series – Privileges in Accident Investigations for lawyers and Non-Lawyers

Save the Date: The 2017 Airline Symposium

“An Airplane Is Down . . . .!”: Doing More with Less

February 7–9, 2017

Venue

The Ritz Carlton

1700 Tysons Boulevard McLean, VA 22102 | Map

RSVP

Whether you’re a large airline, a regional carrier, a cargo carrier, a charter operator or a corporate/business/fractional owner-operator, the efficient management of available resources when things go wrong is of critical importance. Not only may you find your options limited by the resources available to you, but in foreign countries or other locations where you have few or none of your own people on the ground, you may have to depend on resources that you aren’t familiar with.

During this, our 11th annual Aviation Symposium, we will focus on how to effectively plan for and use to maximum advantage all resources available to mount a response—whether to an emergency requiring the evacuation of a handful of executives or hundreds of passengers, an airplane blown off the runway or a mid-air collision—that is calculated to meet the needs of the situation at hand, but also protect your brand and to position your company to “come out the other side.”

As always, count on an entertaining and uniquely interesting lunchtime speaker, a Welcome Cocktail Party on February 7th, and our end-of-conference Networking Reception on February 8th.

Topics

Sessions will be presented in a moderated panel format, with panelists presenting on:

  • Structuring and conducting an effective training exercise
  • Using limited personnel resources to the maximum
  • Keeping your company running during an incident/accident response
  • Providing support and assistance to the families and friends of passengers and crewmembers
  • Making social media part of your rumor management strategy
  • Enhancing the effectiveness of your emergency response through the use of outside resources

And a host of other subjects focused on ensuring effective preparedness and response, whether you’re resource-rich or resource-limited, including:

  • The unique issues faced by regional, cargo and corporate operators
  • The ever-changing face of the FAA
  • Selecting a family assistance contractor ( Get what you NEED, not what they want to sell you!)
  • Taking full advantage of the resources your insurance carrier and broker are offering (After all, you’ve already paid for them!)
  • Other current issues and subjects in the aviation industry

Accommodations

As in years past, the Symposium will be held at The Ritz Carlton, McLean, VA. A block of rooms has been set aside at a special rate, but history tells us these go fast, so book early.

The Ritz Carlton 1700 Tysons Boulevard McLean, VA 22102 Phone: +1 703 506 4300 Fax: +1 703 506 2694

Symposium Hotel Booking Information:

Group: 11th Annual Aviation Symposium hosted by Dentons Rate: Deluxe Room for $250 (single or double, plus applicable taxes) Reservations Number: +1 800 241 3333 Cutoff date: January 6, 2017

Book your reservation online Online Group Code: AIRAIRA

Questions

Please contact Barbara Butler at +1 703 336 8704

or

Lauren Duda at +1 703 336 8747.

Cost

Free of charge, including Continental Breakfast, Welcome Cocktail Party, Lunch and Networking Reception.

CLE credit

We have or will obtain CLE approval for all jurisdictions. Just let us know your state of admission.

What’s new

You may not have noticed, but to more accurately describe the Symposium, we have changed it to The Aviation Symposium.

Same topical subjects, exciting format, place and time.

Save the Date: The 2017 Airline Symposium

The Airline Symposium Webinar Series

Dealing with Witnesses and Documents After an Incident/Accident

We would like to thank everyone who was able to join us today for our Webinar on dealing with witnesses and documents after an incident or accident has occurred.

For those of you who could not join us and are curious about what you missed, you can download the PowerPoint slides HERE.

The Airline Symposium Webinar Series

The Airline Symposium Webinar Series

Dealing with Witnesses and Documents After an Incident/Accident

 

Tuesday,
April 12, 2016

Time
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET

Venue
Webinar 

RSVP NOW

Welcome to the first webinar of 2016. Just a few weeks ago, we hosted the 2016 Airline Symposium. This Symposium was the biggest and, from the comments received, the best yet.

The Airline Symposium series will, as it did in 2015, serve as the link between the 2016 Symposium and the 2017 Symposium, scheduled for February 7-9, 2017.

During the 90-minute webinar, we will address the practical realities of dealing with witnesses, including employees, as well as reports and documents after an incident or an accident. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a slip and fall on the airplane, a claim of food poisoning, an emergency evacuation, running off the runway or a catastrophic accident, this webinar will focus on the practical realities of how things really happen.

Among other subjects, we will address:

• Taking effective statements from witnesses
• The role of unions in investigations
• Who should attend/take statements
• Preparation for interviews
• Accident/incident report forms
• Effectively managing documents
• Interviews by the NTSB
• Collecting/preserving/controlling/providing documents
• Originals v. copies

Do not miss this webinar as it does a “deep dive” into the nuts and bolts of how to effectively prepare for and deal with witnesses and documents both before and when something goes wrong.

Questions

Please contact Ann Gammon at +1 202 496 7387

 

 

The Airline Symposium Webinar Series

The Airline Symposium Webinar Series

Dealing with witnesses and documents after an incident/accident

RSVP NOW

Tuesday,
April 12, 2016

Time
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET

Venue
Webinar

Welcome to the first webinar of 2016. Just a few weeks ago, we hosted the 2016 Airline Symposium. This Symposium was the biggest and, from the comments received, the best yet.

The Airline Symposium series will, as it did in 2015, serve as the link between the 2016 Symposium and the 2017 Symposium, scheduled for February 7-9, 2017.

During the 90-minute webinar, we will address the practical realities of dealing with witnesses, including employees, as well as reports and documents after an incident or an accident. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a slip and fall on the airplane, a claim of food poisoning, an emergency evacuation, running off the runway or a catastrophic accident, this webinar will focus on the practical realities of how things really happen.

Among other subjects, we will address:

• Taking effective statements from witnesses
• The role of unions in investigations
• Who should attend/take statements
• Preparation for interviews
• Accident/incident report forms
• Effectively managing documents
• Interviews by the NTSB
• Collecting/preserving/controlling/providing documents
• Originals v. copies

Do not miss this webinar as it does a “deep dive” into the nuts and bolts of how to effectively prepare for and deal with witnesses and documents both before and when something goes wrong.

Questions

Please contact Ann Gammon at +1 202 496 7387

The Airline Symposium Webinar Series

The 10th Anniversary Airline Symposium

RSVP NOW

February 2–4, 2016, The Ritz Carlton, McLean, VA

February 2–4, 2016
Venue
The Ritz Carlton
1700 Tysons Boulevard
McLean, VA 22102 | Map
Phone: +1 703 506 4300

Symposium Booking Code
Group: Dentons
Rate: Deluxe room: US$250 single or double, plus applicable taxes

Reservations Number:
+1 800 241 3333
Cutoff date: January 8, 2016
Group Code: MLAMLAA (when booking online)
Click here to book reservations

Contact
Barbara Butler
D +1 703 336 8704
barbara.butler@dentons.com

No charge. Complimentary continental breakfast, box lunch and dinner.

It’s hard to believe but it’s been 10 years since The Airline Symposium was started! In 2006, when about 60 of you attended, to 2015 when almost 400 of you joined us, The Airline Symposium has not only grown in attendance, but has become a “go to ” event for airlines, their insurers and their brokers.

With representation from 35 airlines participating, plus 25 international carriers, the Airline Symposium carries on its tradition of fast paced, high energy moderated panels, with plain spoken, direct questions and discussions that have resulted in many airlines formally adopting attendance at the Airline Symposium as part of their training programs.

On the occasion of The 2016 Airline Symposium, our 10th Anniversary, we will continue this tradition. Several years ago we presented a full investigative hearing of the National Transportation Safety Board, complete with the Board of Inquiry, Technical Panel, Parties, Witnesses and the whole host of issues, both foreseen and unforeseen, which present themselves during a hearing and the preparation for it.

The hearing, complete with witnesses, a board of inquiry, a technical panel and parties, will explore, among other areas:

  • how the investigation and hearing processes work procedurally,
  •  effective preparation of witnesses during the investigation and for the hearing,
  • dealing with the media after the accident and during the hearing,
  •  how to effectively deal with NTSB staff/investigators during the investigation and at the hearing,
  •  a “who’s who” and “what’s what” at the NTSB,
  •  dealing with families and survivors

and a whole host of issues, problems and matters that arise after incidents/accidents and how you can prepare for them.

In addition, we will also have panels which zoom in on:

  • FAA enforcement activities, including an discussion of the FAA’s new enforcement philosophy,
  •  the re-structuring of the FAA Chief Counsel’s office, what you need to know about it and how it affects the FAA’s approach to enforcement,
  • the 2016 FAA Panel: A Look Back at 2015 and a Look Forward to 2016,
  •  a panel of NTSB investigators focusing on what you can do to survive an NTSB investigation,
  •  Airline General Counsel’s Panel: “What Keeps Me Up At Night and What I Do About It In the Morning”

Special Addition!

The 2016 Airline Symposium will also present an airline emergency response drill, incorporating within it everything which occurs in the company command center in the first 60 minutes following the incident/accident. Utilizing our highly successful format of “stop” action, experts will talk about what you are seeing and engage the audience in a highly interactive discussion.

In addition, as always, count on an entertaining and interesting lunchtime discussion during the box lunch on Thursday, the 3rd, as well as our Networking Dinner!

So, mark your calendar, register and plan on joining us for The 10th Annual Airline Symposium on February 2-4, 2016!

CLE Credit

We will provide CLE credit in any state requested. Let us know the states in which you need approval.

The 10th Anniversary Airline Symposium

The 10th Anniversary Airline Symposium

February 2–4, 2016, The Ritz Carlton, McLean, VA

Venue
The Ritz Carlton
1700 Tysons Boulevard
McLean, VA 22102 | Map
Phone: +1 703 506 4300

RSVP NOW

 It’s hard to believe, but it’s been 10 years since the Airline Symposium was started! Since 2006, the event has not only grown in attendance—it has become a “go to” event for airlines, insurers, brokers and others in the aviation industry. With more than 35 US airlines and 25 international carriers participating, and with a tradition of high-energy panels and practical, real-world advice, the Airline Symposium has become part of many airlines’ formal training programs.

On the event’s 10th anniversary, we will continue this tradition. The 2016 Airline Symposium will present a full investigative hearing of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), involving the crash of a Nimbus Airlines aircraft. Complete with witnesses, the hearing will explore numerous issues, including:

  • How the investigation and hearing processes work procedurally
  • Effectively preparing witnesses
  • Addressing the media
  • Working with NTSB staff and investigators
  • Dealing with families and survivors
  • A “who’s who” and “what’s what” at the NTSB
  • Preparing for the issues and problems that may arise after an incident or accident

 Additional panels will also cover:

  •  Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) enforcement activities, and the agency’s new enforcement philosophy
  • The restructuring of the FAA Chief Counsel’s office
  • A look back at 2015 and a look forward to 2016
  •  What you can do to survive an NTSB investigation
  • A case study of how to avoid getting thrown out of an NTSB investigation
  • Airline general counsel: What keeps them up and night and what they do about it

CLE Credit

Application for CLE credit will be submitted in any requested jurisdiction. Let us know the states in which you need approval.

Symposium Hotel Booking Code
Group: Dentons
Rate: Deluxe room: US$250 single or double, plus applicable taxes

Reservations Number:
+1 800 241 3333
Cutoff date: January 8, 2016
Group Code: MLAMLAA (when booking online)
Click here to book hotel reservations

Contact
Barbara Butler
D +1 703 336 8704
barbara.butler@dentons.com

There is no charge to attend the event. Meals will be provided.

The 10th Anniversary Airline Symposium

“An Airplane Is Down …. In a Foreign Country”: Chapter Two

The 2015 Airline Symposium

February 3-5, 2015

 As the search for Malaysia Airline Flight 370 continues, the focus of our 2015 Symposium will be “An Airplane Is Down In a Foreign Country: Chapter Two.

Even as the Blue Fin continues to scour the Indian Ocean, the developments we have seen to date provide a series of ongoing learning opportunities and object lessons for every airline which flies into a foreign country.

In 2013, we focused on the special considerations present when an accident occurs in a foreign country.  Recent events as they relate to ICAO Annex 13, the role of foreign investigation authorities, coordination issues, family assistance issues, media issues, release of information, the role of the NTSB, the role of State, as well as the airline role, demand that this area be revisited.  The simple truth is that every airline in the world and, for that matter, everyone, is watching the unfolding events.

So if you haven’t saved the date yet, do so. If you’re not already on our Symposium mailing list, contact the Symposium Coordinator, Barbara Butler at bbutler@mckennalong.com

 

“An Airplane Is Down …. In a Foreign Country”: Chapter Two