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Safety and Flight Ops Conference 2018

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Technological Progress and Safe Operations – Embracing Technology-Driven Change

The Safety and Flight Operations Conference (SFO) is IATA’s premium annual conference dedicated to improving the safety and efficiency of airline operations globally. It brings together the leaders and decision-makers of the aviation and aerospace industry to explore and influence the future development of aviation.​​​


April 17 - April 19, 2018 Montreal, Canada

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel

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Through a variety of panels, keynote speakers, case studies and an afternoon of speed-networking sessions, we will address questions such as:

  • How do we, as an industry, keep up with the pace of technology-driven change?
  • What changes do we need to consider today?
  •  Who are the new players of tomorrow?
  • As advancements are realized exponentially, how soon is “the future”?


Who you will meet

  • Aviation and aerospace industry leaders and decision-makers
  • Aviation suppliers
  • Airlines
  • ATS providers
  • Regulators
  • Aircraft manufacturers

Why you should attend:

  • Learn from Canada’s aviation and aerospace leaders
    Montreal, as the third largest aviation hub in the world, is home to a number of international aviation organizations including, IATA, Air Canada, ICAO, ACI, IFALPA, and IBAC. It is also a world-class aerospace center with a number of giants such as Bombardier, Bell Helicopter Textron, CAE, Thales and Pratt & Whitney.
  • Forge links and create synergies with industry colleagues
    This IATA event will attract delegates from top aviation suppliers, airlines and other key stakeholders around the world. With the strong aviation community as well as the hundreds of specialized sub-contractors and service providers located in the YUL area, we expect the opportunities to meet and exchange to be exceptional this year.
  • Be inspired by Montreal’s spirit of innovation
    For 375 years, Montreal has been reinventing itself. As well as an aerospace hub, it is currently spotlighted as a center for excellence in artificial intelligence, start-ups and life sciences.

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