PACDEFF 2019

3-5 September, 2019

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Surfers Paradise

Gold Coast, Australia



 

PACDEFF – The Pacific and Australasian CRM Developers’ and Facilitators’ Forum

 

PACDEFF is the largest CRM, NTS and Aviation Human Factors Conference of its type in the world, with around 350 attendees expected in 2019. The forum is intended as a non-profit, non-partisan opportunity for Human Factors practitioners to meet and discuss contemporary issues in the Human Factors field, with an emphasis on airline training.

PACDEFF 2018 PRINCIPAL SPONSORS

The AUSTRALIAN AND INTERNATIONAL PILOTS’ ASSOCIATION (AIPA)

THE AUSTRALIAN FEDERATION OF AIR PILOTS (AFAP)


speakers

PACDEFF 2019 will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Australia.
The conference will comprise of two days of presentations on CRM, NTS and Aviation Human Factors, including several keynote addresses,  while day 3 will comprise of several half day workshops on contemporary and relevant topics plus an Aviation Psychology Forum.

Please note that the call for speakers will open in January. Please email us with an overview of your presentation, or submit a full abstract if you would like to present once the call for speakers opens. The program will be announced prior to registrations opening.

Registration for PACDEFF 2019 will open in March.

 

Approximate Registration Costs:

PACDEFF Early-bird rate – $250 (1 March – 30 April)

PACDEFF Standard rate – $350 (1 May – 3 September)

Speaker Rate – $75

Single Day Rate – $125

Keynote Speakers

We will continue to announce our world class line up of keynote speakers for 2019 as they are confirmed.

Rocky Heemstra (Qatar Airways Senior Manager, Human Factors (rtd.)

Lex Rock Heemstra started his professional career in the South African Navy in 1977 as a submariner and diver. He then joined the Air Force in 1981 where he flew tail draggers before transitioning onto helicopters flying the Alouette III, Puma, Oryx (SA version of the Super Puma) and the Super Frelon. He is a qualified Category A flight instructor and Maintenance Test Pilot. He has investigated 12 aircraft accidents, (eight fatal) which triggered his interest in aviation psychology and human factors. He holds an Honours Degree in Organisational Psychology from the University of South Africa. He has attended various aircraft accident investigation courses with the University of Southern California, the United States Air Force and the Southern Californian Safety Institute. He designed and implemented the South African Air Forces own Flight Safety training and during his time in this role, trained over 1200 personnel, as Flight Safety Representatives, Flight Safety Officers, Aircraft Accident Investigators and Crew Resource Management Instructors. He lectured on Aviation Human Factors at the University of Pretoria on the Aviation Management Degree in a part time capacity and has presented papers at over 29 international conferences. In 2007 he joined Emirates Airlines as a Human Factors Specialist and was instrumental in implementing a world standard regarding human factors and CRM courses. In 2015 he joined Qatar Airways as the Vice President Human Factors where again he was tasked to raise the bar of the in house CRM and human factors program. After successful implementation, he opted for an early retirement in 2018 but his passion for human factors remains unbridled and is still active with various projects worldwide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Conference Networking Opportunities

To facilitate opportunities for networking and the exchange of ideas outside the conference proper, several informal social events are planned. Details will be provided a little closer to the time.

Sponsors

PACDEFF is one of the least expensive conferences of its type in the world. This is only possible because of the generous support of our sponsors. PACDEFF would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous support for the 2018 conference and we would welcome any further interested sponsors.

2018 PRINCIPAL SPONSORS 

THE AUSTRALIAN AND INTERNATIONAL PILOTS’ASSOCIATION (AIPA)

THE AUSTRALIAN FEDERATION OF AIR PILOTS (AFAP)

Toll Logistics Worldwide

The Honourable Company of Air Pilots (HCAP)

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Aviation Research Consultants