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CHC theme: Corporate Responsibility vs. Personal Accountability

January 25, 2011  By Carey Fredericks

Jan. 25, 2011, Vancouver -  When it comes to safety, where does corporate responsibility end and personal accountability begin? It's a question that aviation companies around the world struggle with daily. It's also the theme of one of the world's largest aviation safety conference, being held March 28-30 in Vancouver, B.C.

"Because aviation is so highly regulated, most companies live up to the
responsibility they have to provide a safe environment and proper
training," said Greg Wyght, VP Safety and Quality for CHC Helicopter.
"But it's the safest companies that ensure their staff understand how
they are personally accountable for working within their company's
safety management system."

The CHC Safety and Quality Summit will feature approximately 70 sessions
examining this theme from many different angles and perspectives. An
impressive array of experts, including Tony Kern, a world-renowned
expert on reducing human error in aircraft operations, will deliver the

Now in its seventh consecutive year, the Summit is an internationally
recognized, non-profit aviation safety conference aimed at improving
safety in aviation globally through excellence in human factors. The
Summit is hosted by CHC Helicopter, one of the world's largest providers
of civilian search and rescue services and transportation for the
global offshore oil gas industry. CHC has over 250 aircraft operating in
some 30 countries worldwide.

The Summit is sponsored by Sikorsky, AgustaWestland, Eurocopter, Willis,
Chartis Swiss Re and Bell Helicopter, allowing organizers to continue
bringing together the best minds in aviation safety to present and share
best practices with delegates from around the globe.



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