Aviation Safety for Offshore Helicopter Operations/Search and Rescue


“Aviation Safety for Offshore Helicopter Operations/Search and Rescue”

19/5/2016 – Kleopatra Hotel Nicosia

Jointly organized by FSF-MED and Fisher Institute
Supported by DCA Cyprus and CAA Israel


09.00-09.45    • Opening remarks by Erik Mercκx – Chairman of the Seminar

• Welcoming remarks by Christos Petrou – Executive Director of FSF-MED

• Short address by Joel Feldschuh – DG of the Israeli Civil Aviation Authority

• Short address by Eran Ramot – Director of Safety of the Fisher Institute

• Address by Mr. Alecos Michaelides, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Transport and Communications, on behalf of the President of the Republic of Cyprus, ΗΕ Mr.Nicos Anastasiades

09.45-10.00    Coffee break and Press conference

10.00-11.00    General Aspects Of Gas Exploration By Cyprus And Israel

• Stelios Nikolaides – Cyprus Ministry of Energy: Developments in the Exclusive Economic Zone ( EEZ) of Cyprus

• Nicos Nicolaou – Department of Civil Aviation Cyprus : Current relations between Cyprus and Israel in aviation/ the potential need of expanding cooperation for helicopters flights over the Israeli and Cyprus EEZ

• Constantinos Hadjistassou-University of Nicosia: Can the Eastern Mediterranean Gas help enhance EU energy Security?

• Questions and Answers

11.00–13.00    Aviation Safety For Off-Shore Helicopter Operations

• Vangelis Demosthenous – Kratis Consulting: Human factors for off-shore operations

• Francois Lascale, Helioffshore, UK: Global collaboration / Frontline Results

• Ingo Lueschen – Lufthansa Consulting: Safety procedures for helicopter flights. The case of PETROBRAS

• Dimitrios Soukeras – Hellenic Aviation Society: Organisational Culture Selection for safer helicopter operations

• Marcello Mannino – IDS Italy: System and Tool supporting Rotorcraft IFR operation

• Questions and Answers
13.00-13.15: Signing of MOC Between FSF-Med and Cyprus Search And Rescue Centre

Award Ceremony

13.15–14.30 Lunch

14.30–16.30 Search and Rescue

• Celso Figueiredo – ICAO: Current policies and practices of ICAO

• Sotirios Theofanis, Galilee International Management Institute, Israel and Maria Boile, Hellenic Insititute of Transport : Off-shore Service Vessels Deployment for Gas Exploitation – Their Role in SAR

• Coffee break

• Captain Costas Fitiris – Commander Of The Cyprus Search And Rescue Centre: Current procedures / coordination with Israel / potential needs for new procedures

• Mike Solomon: Israeli Search And Rescue Centre: Structure and procedures

16.30–17.00    Concluding Remarks By The Chairman – Discussion