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Daily Dispatch: March 3, 2015

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T UE SDAY, MARCH 3, 2015 TUESDAY: President Rinaldi: "Let's Move the Needle on Aviation Safety" Professional Risk Manager Gordon Graham is back! This morning, Graham will discuss the "Seven Rules of Admiral Hyman Rickover." Admiral Hyman Rickover is known as the "Father of the Nuclear Navy." This division of the U.S. Navy has a reputation for excellence as well as a phenomenal safety and reliability record. Admiral Rickover developed some rules for success in dealing with the risks he faced in working with nuclear power. Watch Graham's presentation to find out how these rules apply to you! Graham is a 33-year veteran of California Law Enforcement. His education as a Risk Manager and experience as a practicing attorney, coupled with his extensive background in law enforcement, have allowed him to become recognized as a leading professional speaker in both the private and public sector with multiple areas of expertise. Find out more about Graham at Gordon Graham: Back for CFS 2015! NATCA President Paul Rinaldi kicked off this year's CFS with a keynote address focusing on coming together to talk about aviation safety. We are all here, he said, because safety is in our DNA. Throughout the entire aviation field, in all different professions, we work, "to remove any carelessness or neglect from our National Airspace System (NAS). Remove human mistakes. That's what we do; it's who we are. It's in our DNA." Our common dedication to creating the safest transportation system in the world brings us together to start conversations that "move the needle on aviation safety." rated the U.S. Aviation Control System the number one marvel of the modern world, thanks in large part to NextGen and the many modernization efforts being implemented throughout the NAS. Rinaldi stressed the increasingly global nature of aviation and the airspace. He welcomed aviation safety professionals from all over the world. "It really doesn't matter where we're from or what system we work in, we are one large aviation community, one worldwide airspace," Rinaldi said. We're the same breed — the same family, the same DNA — and together we can implement the unbelievable." Around the globe professionals work individually to improve safety, but collaboration at every level — local, regional, and national — is what will push our airspace to the next level. "Collaboration has to touch every initiative. Our relationships with industry are stronger than ever, and we have a solid presence on Capitol Hill," Rinaldi said. "Aviation is non-partisan. Safety is non-partisan. We will continue to build alliances to advance and enhance the NAS." Rinaldi also recognized several aviation tragedies that have plagued the past few years. There were commercial crashes such as Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia, and TransAsia, and general aviation accidents like the midair in Frederick, Md., and the tragedy in Gaithersburg, Md., where a small jet crashed into a house killing all on board and the residents of the house, a mother and her small children. These accidents affect us all personally, said Rinaldi. He noted that the people in this room, working together, could help prevent loss of life from aviation accidents. "Aviation in itself is not inherently dangerous. It is terribly unforgiving of any carelessness, incapacity, or neglect." Paul Rinaldi NATCA President continued on page 6 Gordon Graham "Seven Rules of Admiral Hyman Rickover" Rio Pavilion Ballroom • 9:00 a.m. Spotlight: Hon. Christopher Hart, NTSB National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Acting Chair Christopher Hart will address the conference attendees this morning. Hart was sworn in as a Member of the NTSB on Aug. 12, 2009, and designated by the President for a two-year term as Vice Chairman of the Board on Aug. 18, 2009. In Aug. 2013, President Obama nominated him for a second term as Board Member and after Senate confirmation of his nomination, the President, in October 2013, designated him for a third term as Vice Chairman. Hart has served as Acting NTSB Chairman since April 26, 2014 and in July 2014 was nominated to serve as Chairman of the NTSB. Hart joined the Board after a long career in transportation safety, including a previous term as a Member of the NTSB. Immediately before returning to the Board in 2009, Member Hart was Deputy Director for Air Traffic Safety Oversight at the FAA. He was previously the FAA Assistant Administrator for System Safety. NATCA has enjoyed a positive working relationship with Hart over the course of his career at the FAA and NTSB, including the Global Aviation Information Network (GAIN). He is a licensed pilot with commercial, multi-engine, and instrument ratings. Hon. Christopher Hart Acting Chairman, NTSB Rio Pavilion Ballroom • 8:35 a.m. 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Registration 8:30 a.m. - 8:35 a.m. WELCOME: Steve Hansen, NATCA National Safety Committee Chair 8:35 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Hon. Christopher Hart, Acting Chairman, NTSB 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PRESENTATION: Gordon Graham 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. BREAK 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PANEL: Advancing Safety in the Aviation Industry Through Voluntary Reporting 12:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. Awards Luncheon 1:50 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. PANEL: Aviation Weather 2:50 p.m. - 3:25 p.m. BREAK 3:25 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Edward Bolton, Assistant Administrator for NextGen, FAA 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. PANEL: Chicago Center (ZAU) Outage 4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. AIR TRAFFIC FEUD: Round 2 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Meet & Greet: CFS Sponsors & Exhibitors (Rio Pavilion) For full agenda, see page 12. 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