2017 FISO seminar


The 2017 FISO seminar will be held in Poland the 5,6,7th of September 2017.

All FISOs and FIS interested can join the seminar. To participate in the seminar you sign up using the form found on the page linked below, please note that your sign up is not complete until you have also paid the seminar fee. You pay the fee via invoice that will be sent to the billing address you specify when you sign up for the seminar. The seminar fee is 250 Euros. This fee includes participation in all the events specified in the seminar agenda as well as all refreshments, lunches and dinners as found in the agenda. Your hotel and travel is NOT included.

Note that you need to book your hotel stay and travel on your own. Information about how to book the hotel can be found on the Hotel booking site here on the IFISA website linked below. On that page you can also find information that you might need for travel booking such as information about which airport to go to and how to get from the airport to the hotel.

We look forward to seeing you in Warsaw!

FISO seminar registration

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8th International FISO Seminar
Airport Hotel OKĘCIE, Chopin Airport, Warsaw, 5-7th September 2017

Provisional Schedule

Day 1

14.00-15.00 IFISA yearly meeting (including discussion and voting on new IFISA rules)

15.00-18.00 Study-visit with welcome catering at Polish Air Navigation Services Agency Headquarter 19.00 Optional informal dinner (NOT included in seminar fee) Day 2 08.30-09.00 Registration and Arrival refreshments 09.00-09.30 Formal welcome from IFISA and the main sponsor and host PANSA. Paul Brown – President IFISA & XXX XXXX – PANSA

Day 2

09.30-10.30 ICAO ATM working group. TBA – ICAO

A representative will inform us about the latest work regarding AFIS in ICAO regulation.  The ICAO ATM working group have been working with introducing AFIS in doc 4444 and an AFIS manual. 

10.30-11.00 Morning Refreshments

11.00-12.00 Human Factor – what makes it hard to land – Johan Bergström, Lund University and Go-Around / Missed approach, the decision, procedure and technique, can FIS make a difference? – Capt. Gaute Bere Widerøe

Several severe accidents over the last couple of years have highlighted issues connected to landings and go-arounds. This lecture, while summarizing some learning points from such accidents, places its emphasis on how to harness the experiences made from the few low-level go-arounds that occur. The two lecturers will combine their experiences as academic (Johan) and captain flying in challenging environments (Gaute) to reflect on a risky situation with lots of unexplored learning potential. Certain emphasis will be put on how to best involve ATC/AFIS.

12.00-13.30 Lunch and networking time

13.30-14.00 EASA legislation process explained. Sofi Wadsjö – IFISA Secretary

14.30-15.30 Afternoon Refreshments

15.30-16.30 EASA FIS regulation. Fabio Grasso – EASA

EASA are working on a European version of ICAO doc 4444. EASA will update us on the introduction of AFIS into this document as well as there work on regulation for FIS in general. 

16.30-16.45 Summary of first day

19.00-19.30 Pre-dinner Drinks & Canapés

19.30-22.00 Formal seminar dinner dress code “smart casual”

Day 3

09.00-10.30 FISO licensing – workshop

10.30-11.00 Morning Refreshments

11.00-12.00 EVIDENCE BASED TRAINING – preparing the operator rather than preparing for the event Nicolai Bondo Rasmussen, Thomas Cook airlines

For several decades pilot training and checking have been focusing on checking specific events, that in the past had a high accident rate. As the aircraft have changed the need to change the training and checking has to follow. The current training focus on the pilot being able to handle specific events, that are not as relevant today, as they were 40 years ago. With the introduction of Evidence Based Training, we tailor the training to the individual pilot and the pilots needs. The objective of evidence based training is to identify the individual pilots strength and weaknesses and then use the training to improve the competencies through selected tasks, that will enhance the pilot competencies

12.00-13.30 Lunch and networking time

13.30-14.30 Emergency and continuation training – workshop

14.30-15.15 Afternoon Refreshments and networking time

15.15-15.30 Seminar summary – Paul Brown – President IFISA

NB. Schedule is provisional at present and will be formalised closer to the date


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