Date(s): Sunday, March 6 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday, March 7 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Professional Education Course (PEC)
Career Development, Maintenance, Operator, Pilot, Safety, Student, UAS
Instructor: Gordon Dupont and Renée Dupont-Adam, System Safety Services
Price by Jan. 14: $655 Member | $925 Nonmember
Price after Jan. 14: $810 Member | $1140 Nonmember

This highly interactive two-day workshop, designed by maintenance personnel for maintenance personnel, introduces the “Dirty Dozen”—the 12 most common causes of human-factor errors in aviation maintenance, according to the FAA. In this class, problem-based learning will be used so that each participant can learn how to put in place safety nets to avoid human-factor errors.

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, participants will have learned:

  • The 12 most common causes of human-factor errors in maintenance
  • How to create safety nets to catch errors before they occur and mitigate the effect of the Dirty Dozen on operational safety.

Instructor Bio

Gordon Dupont is interested in any work that makes aviation safer. He was the first president of the Pacific Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Association and has worked as an aircraft maintenance engineer and commercial pilot in the United States, Canada, and Australia. His interest in safety led him to positions with the Canadian Aviation Safety Board, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, and Transport Canada. Gordon is of System Safety Services in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Renée Dupont-Adam has been involved in all aspects of aviation from setting up the Pacific Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Association and the Maintenance and Ramp Safety Society to helping present the first World Conference on Maintenance Errors and Their Prevention. Renée is an active member of the Quarter Century Club in Aviation and Women in Aviation International. She is president of System Safety Services and facilitates workshops worldwide helping companies minimize the occurrence of maintenance mistakes.

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