Thursday, July 28, 2011
Teleconference - Aviation Disaster Preparedness and Crisis Response
This post was prepared by David Harrington of Condon & Forsyth LLP. As the 10-year anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks approaches and we reflect on the impact that the attacks have had on the aviation industry, it is reminder to everyone involved in the aviation community to ensure that they are prepared to respond to an aviation disaster, whatever the cause. Despite the industry’s best efforts, aviation disasters do occur, and in today’s world of 24-hour news coverage, the internet, and social media, companies cannot afford to be caught unprepared when disaster strikes. Mistakes, miscues and miscommunication can be devastating for companies in the aftermath of an aviation accident, large or small, and proper crisis response and management is critical.
On September 6, 2011, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT, the TIPS Aviation and Space Law Committee will present a teleconference as part of a TIPS Initiative on Disaster Preparedness & Response that will provide an industry insider’s view on how the various industry sectors prepare for, and respond to, an aviation disaster. What are best practices for air carriers and corporate flight departments in performing emergency drills? What role does the insurer play in preparation and emergency response? What are the major concerns regarding assistance to families and victims of an accident? How can small businesses utilizing general aviation aircraft best prepare for an accident and what will be expected of them post-accident? What media issues do the various involved entities face?
To discuss these issues, and many others, a panel of experienced industry leaders will moderated by the September 11th litigation defense liaison counsel, Desmond T. Barry, Partner, Condon & Forsyth LLP. He will be joined by Marc Moller, Partner, Kreindler & Kreindler LLP, Steve Predmore, Vice President & Chief Safety Officer, JetBlue Airways, Erik Grosof, Assistant to the Director-Operations NTSB-Transportation Disaster Assistance, Ellyn Slow, Senior Vice President, Risk Management, NetJets, David Nelson, AVP, Claims Manager, Global Aerospace, Inc., and Matt Barkett, Managing Director, Dix & Eaton.
To register for this teleconference, click here. To register at a 20% discount package deal for all teleconferences, click here. Visit the Pages section of this blog to view information about all the teleconferences or go to the TIPS Disaster Initiative page for information about all the upcoming programs.