Future Events

Air Safety Symposium & New Members Ceremony

Date: June 26, 2019
6pm – 9pm
 R.A Center, 2451 Riverside Drive, Outaouais Room
Registration: https://ottawapeo-airsafetysymposium-newmembers-june2019.eventbrite.ca

The PEO Ottawa Chapter will be hosting summer installment of the New Member’s Certificate Ceremony on Wednesday June 26, 2019 at the RA Center, Outaouais Room (east wing).

The topic of the evening will be Technology, Design & Safety: Perspectives from Air Accident Case Studies. Throughout the years, many technological improvements have been made to increase safety in high-risk industries. In particular, many high profile air accidents have led to improvements in aircraft standards, aerodrome standards, and maintenance program requirements, to name a few. However, as technology progresses, it is easy to forget the well hidden error made by the designer. Through some case studies, Helen will explore how designers can help users make the right decision when things don’t go as planned.

The keynote speaker for the evening will be Helen Tsai, Transport Safety Board of Canada. 

Helen Tsai currently works at the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. Her job title is an unwieldy “Specialist/Senior Investigator – Engineering/Air”, which basically means she’s an air accident investigator with a specialty in aircraft certification. Prior to joining the TSB, Helen was with Transport Canada, spending the majority of her time in Continuing Airworthiness, a place that works on “secret projects” to fix problems on aircraft before they materialize into world famous disasters. Before her life at Transport Canada, Helen did safety researches for various civil aviation authorities, and spent some time working on the DeHavilland Dash-8. When not working to improve air transport safety, Helen participates in the very safe pastime of rock climbing and mountaineering.

The Executives of the PEO Ottawa Chapter look forward to meeting you and hope you can come out for this informative presentation and help welcome our new engineers into the profession.

If you have any questions, please contact David Grant at david.grant7@gmail.com.