February 3, 2017: Safety seminars and workshops are becoming a tool for addressing safety issues in aviation. Airbus' helicopter division has taken the concept further; over the past year, the manufacturer’s “safety roadshows” have drawn on the resources of its locally-placed customer centres to reach operators one by one, on their home turf. The results have engendered change within the safety management systems of operators. Further, an improved safety culture has emerged thanks to a different dialogue between employees within the same company. Feedback from participants has shown signs of a growing awareness of the need for greater proficiency.
Pictured below: The kickoff event for the Airbus Helicopters aviation safety roadshow held in Beijing, China in 2015.