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RAeS DC Branch Roundtable | Flying Through Turbulence: The Facts and Myths of Aviation Safety

  • 28 Aug 2024
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • British Embassy, 3100 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20008
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Flying Through Turbulence: The Facts and Myths of Aviation Safety

Panel discussion

August 28th 2024, 6-8 PM

British Embassy, Washington, DC


While the aviation industry has produced the safest record of any form of transportation and, indeed, almost any activity in life, the visibility and subsequent scrutiny following an incident or accident are unrelenting.  In addition, labor shortages, supplier QA/QC issues, and regulatory scrutiny are posing huge challenges to meeting the burgeoning demand for air travel, and could hamper innovation, including for Advanced Air Mobility.

Hear from a most distinguished panel of past safety officials on the most pressing issues facing regulators and the industry today.

Guest Panel Speakers
  • Michael Huerta - Senior Advisor, Macquarie Capital USA, Inc. Former FAA Administrator. Board Member, Delta Air Lines
  • Lirio Liu, Former Executive Director, Aircraft Certification Service, FAA.
  • Billy Nolen, Chief Regulatory Affairs Officer, Archer Aviation. Former Acting FAA Administrator. Board Member, AAR Corp.
  • Robert Sumwalt, Executive Director, Center for Aviation and Aerospace Safety, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Former Chairman, NTSB


  • Kenneth Quinn, Partner, Clyde and Co, Former General Counsel, Flight Safety Foundation.


British Embassy, 3100 Massachusetts, Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008


Online registration only

Registration Deadline: Midnight, Aug 26th, 2024

Free for RAeS Washington, DC Branch members

$15 for students

$40 for non-members

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