Eleven meetings have been organised to date and the last one in September 2019 was held in San Francisco, California.
Our inaugural meeting took place on 8th May 2009 and we heard from a number of speakers at that event before agreeing amongst the delegates who attended, to set up this forum and agree the management, budget and direction of it.
The second meeting took place at Virgin Atlantic Offices at London’s Gatwick airport on 27th and 28th May 2010 with some 150 delegates.
The third meeting was held in September 2011 as a joint conference with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) in September 2011. At this meeting, ICAO announced their guidelines on FRMS. The event was supported by over 700 delegates over the four days of both events.
The 2012 conference was held between 23rd – 25th October at Surfer’s Paradise on Australia’s Gold coast near Brisbane.
Similarly the 5th Conference was held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at Charles de Gaulle Airport on 8th and 9th October 2013 and hosted by Air France. Almost 200 delegates attended from organisations around the globe.
The 6th Meeting in Singapore, October 2014, orchestrated a set of workshops that demonstrated that real progress was being made in organisations world wide to adopt and embed FRMS principles.
The 2015 Conference took place at the Double Tree Hilton in Luxembourg on 6th and 7th May 2015 in collaboration with the Ministry of Transport, CAA and the airlines & employee groups of Luxembourg.
The eighth conference was held in Montreal during April 2016, in collaboration with ICAO who were running a symposium on the updated guidance documentation that they provide to the industry. Over 350 delegates attended the event.
Early in 2017 a on-day regional event took place in San Diego to follow the 4-day Managing Fatigue conference aimed at sleep and fatigue academics. This was followed by the 10th meeting, a two day conference in Oslo, Norway, supported by Norwegian Airlines and Norway CAA.
During November 2018 the Chinese Pilots’ Union ChALPA invited the Forum to Guangzhou, China, where experts within and outside China shared their experiences of implementing FRMS
2019 was the 11th Conference and it was held at the Hyatt Hotel on Embarcadero, San Francisco
The 2020 Confernece was planned to be held in Barcelona…. which has been moved by a year to 2021, on account of the disruption to the world’s economies by the Covid 19 virus pandemic. This is now cancelled as little support is expected for it until budgets and permssions return to near-normal. Accordingly, the next conference is planned for the early part of 2022 in Bangkok, but the plans remain fluid…..
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