Helping you raise safety standards on the apron

GHI’s 9th Safety Conference, 16-17 February 2021, Barcelona, is an open and supportive industry forum that's designed to empower aviation stakeholders to improve safety standards in ground operations. 

The Conference unites handlers, airlines, airports and equipment manufacturers to share best practice lessons from real-life incidents on the apron. 

Through a combination of case-study-led presentations and interactive workshops – this conference will equip you with the tools and techniques to reduce aircraft ground damage and ensure that your employees return home safe from every single shift.

Presentation themes for 2021 include:
  • Creating a high safety culture: advice on engaging frontline teams in improving safety standards on the apron.
  • The use of automation/technology to deliver a safer turnaround: examining the opportunities for driverless GSE and using live data capture to design out common accident occurrences during turnarounds.
  • Airlines and ground handlers: adopting a ‘one team’ approach to ground safety that fosters more effective communication between flight crews and ramp teams whatever the time pressure.   
  • Ground damage incidents: exploring the lessons from real-life accidents and how we can better manage the risk factors.
  • Human Factors: exploring the psychology of unsafe human behaviours and the impact of skills shortages at stations on safety.
  • Weather, climate and the safety impact: investigating the impact of storms, rain, freezing cold and sweltering heat on ground safety processes and human behaviours. How do we ensure our operations perform safely whatever the weather?
NEW FOR 2021: Have your say on the future of ground safety regulation by taking part in our special Ground Safety Industry Summit at this year’s conference. Recommendations will be submitted to a European-wide approach to ensure safety in ground handling being led by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency.

Very worthwhile, for those who want to who want to make a real contribution to their industry through the sharing of ideas and experience then this is the place to do it - as a bonus you will end up making new friendships with likeminded people.

Liam Bolger, Head of Airside Operations, London Luton Airport

Thanks for your big efforts, and keep hard working as you always do! Well done!

Victoria Torres, Safety Advisor, Norwegian Air Resources

I really enjoyed the event, and I was pleasantly surprised by the content shared by the speakers. I loved the interactive workshop.

Steve Tarbuck, Global Travel Matters


Tryp Barcelona Apolo Hotel - 16-17 February 2021