European aviation experts meet in Helsinki to discuss the safety and future of air transport

European aviation safety experts will meet in Helsinki at the annual civil aviation safety conference organised by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency EASA. This year’s conference will focus on operational safety in commercial air transport.

The EASA Annual Safety Conference is organised in Helsinki 4–5 November 2019. The conference will cover themes ranging from challenges in winter operations to digitalisation and safety management in aviation. The conference is jointly organised by the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom and EASA, and it is one of the events organised in the framework of the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU.

“Our aim is to define the principles of ensuring the safety and sustainability of flight operations in an increasingly challenging environment. I consider seamless cooperation and trust to be the cornerstones of ambitious efforts to improve flight safety at all levels,” says Director General of Civil Aviation Pekka Henttu, who will co-host the conference with the EASA Executive Director.

EASAn turvallisuuskonferenssi Helsingissä 4.-5.11.2019 ja maapallo-kuvituskuva

The EASA Annual Safety Conference brings together more than 200 aviation experts and influencers from approximately 30 countries. The conference programme (External link) is available on the EASA website.


Pekka Henttu, Director General of Civil Aviation, tel. +358 29 5346 031, pekka.henttu(at), Twitter @PekkaHenttu (External link)