Events

2016 Symposium

Event Date: Mar 16, 2016

2016 Symposium Information

The 2016 WAMEA Airworthiness Symposium & Trade Show will be taking place March 16-18, 2016 at the Coast Plaza Hotel in Calgary, Alberta.

The Board of Directors and Planning Committee are looking forward to this unique opportunity for aircraft maintenance professionals, organizations and operators to assemble, network and learn. As a key participant in keeping aircraft safe and protecting the flying public it is important that we stand united and have our voices heard.

This year's Symposium will be comprised of mini-courses, speaker sessions, a trade show, a mini-skills competition and great networking opportunities.

Symposium Schedule.pdf

Registration is now open!   Registration can be completed online, or by submitting the below forms.  Please note, your membership must be renewed to register at the member rates.

Delegate Registration 2016.pdf       Trade Show Registration 2016.pdf

This event would not be possible without our excellent sponsors! If interested in sponsoring, please submit this form. Sponsorship Form 2016.pdf

Instructions for Renewing Your Membership & Registering for the Symposium Online!

  1. Click the "Apply for Membership" button, located in the top right hand corner of your screen.
  2. Fill in the required information and select membership type.
  3. Click "Submit Application and proceed to online payment."
  4. Fill in your billing information and click "Save Order." (Order will not be completed at this point).
  5. Now click "Symposium", located at the top of your screen.
  6. Click the “Register for this Event” button.
  7. Fill in the required information, and select your ticket preference. (Corporate membership is optional for exhibitor registration.)   Note: In order to register for the AME Member 2 Day Pass or Student/Apprentice Member 2 Day Pass, you MUST complete the above steps pertaining to membership first)
  8. Click "Proceed to Checkout."
  9. Fill in your billing information and click "Save Order."
  10. Verify your order is correct, then select "Confirm Order and go to Secure Payment Page.
    1. If your order is not correct, go to "View Account Pages" at the top of your screen. A drop down menu will appear, click "My Cart". Remove any unwanted items, then select "Proceed to checkout".
  11.  Fill in your payment details, then select "Process Transaction."
  12. A receipt will automatically be sent to your email.

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2015 Symposium Mini Course - CARS Maintenance Release

Event Date: Mar 18, 2015

Dueck Aviation, CARs Maintenance Release Course. (2 Day Course) Max 30 Participants.

Wednesday March 18 8:30 - 16:00  &  Thursday March 19    8:30 - 16:00

Cost $445.00+GST.      Mini-Course Registration 2015.pdf

This course is designed to apply to any person who signs, or will be signing, a maintenance release, whether for “on-aircraft” work (as an AME with or without ACA) or for “off-aircraft” (“shop”) work (with SCA).

Introduction: The participant will be able to identify the components of the maintenance release statement as stipulated by the CARs.

  The participant will be able to distinguish between a maintenance release and certification of a product.

The participant will be able to identify maintenance as distinct from maintenance control, and to identify the relevant assigned persons responsible for each and the CARs subparts upon which each is based.

The participant will be able to identify a maintenance release as the quality control function in aircraft maintenance.

The participant will be able to differentiate between adherence and compliance.

The participant will be able to correctly relate a maintenance release to a Certificate of Airworthiness.

The participant will be able to identify the correct perspective of the term airworthiness in the context of maintenance.                                                                                                                

a)  The participant will be able to identify the airworthiness requirements as to the applicable maintenance standards, including the requirements pertaining to installation of parts.          

b)  The participant will be able to identify the airworthiness requirements with respect to authorization to perform maintenance work.

c)  The participant will be able to identify the airworthiness requirements with respect to records of maintenance work performed.

d)  The participant will be able to identify the airworthiness requirement for a maintenance release as distinct from technical dispatch of an aircraft.                                               

e)  The participant will be able to identify the airworthiness requirements with respect to certification authority

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2015 Symposium Mini Course - Human Factors Workshop

Event Date: Mar 18, 2015

System Safety Services, Human Performance in Maintenance (2 Day Course) Max 30 Participants.

Wednesday March 18 8:30 - 16:00   Thursday March 19      8:30 - 16:00

Cost $500.00+GST.      Mini-Course Registration 2015.pdf

Human Performance in Maintenance Part 1

This two day workshop, designed by maintenance personnel for maintenance personnel, is highly interactive and helps answer why a conscientious person can end up causing an accident due to a maintenance error.

Participants will learn what they can do to avoid the maintenance error that no one ever intends to cause.  It is a highly interactive workshop that covers:

1)        The objective and outline

2)       What Interferes With Our Performance/Judgment?

3)       Behavioral Analysis - Assertiveness

4)       Human Factor Errors (The Dirty Dozen)

5)        The  Big Four Dirty Dozen  - Stress, Fatigue, Communication and Teamwork (Note: Teamwork is covered with a survival exercise)

6)       Case Studies.  There are three case studies mixed throughout the workshop.  In these case studies they learn how to identify the chain of events and develop “Safety Nets” to avoid making the errors.

Some comments from past courses.

*                     Everyone in the industry should have an opportunity to attend.

*                     It was easy to understand and the most interesting I have ever done.

*                     Great course.  You sure can deliver the message.

*                     It will be a valuable tool for work and my personal life. Thanks..

This course was a Transport Canada/Industry developed workshop and completion of it qualifies as initial or recurrent training in Canada and the USA .

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2016 Symposium Mini Course - Human Factors Workshop

Event Date: Mar 16, 2017

System Safety Services, Human Performance in Maintenance (1 Day Course) Max 30 Participants.

Wednesday March 16 8:30 - 16:00

Cost $250.00+GST.      Mini-Course Registration 2016.pdf

Human Performance in Maintenance

This one day workshop, designed by maintenance personnel for maintenance personnel, is highly interactive and helps answer why a conscientious person can end up causing an accident due to a maintenance error.

Participants will learn what they can do to avoid the maintenance error that no one ever intends to cause.  This workshop covers:

Introduction, Course Objective and Review of Part 1 - Part 2 begins with the objective and motivator. (Why should I be here?) Following this is a review of the Part 1 “Dirty Dozen” in the form of a video case study that challenges them to spot the “Dirty Dozen” and “Early Life Decisions” in a mock accident interview.  The new material covered is:

Attitudes -  A quiz gives them an idea of their attitude and then goes on to develop how attitudes are formed and what they can do to improve their attitude.

Communication - the written word focuses on how to ensure the writer and reader's "mental pictures" match. An actual case study where an incorrect logbook entry results in 24 deaths gives them a chance to rewrite the entry.

Company  Culture - is looked at in order to provide an understanding of its influence of the work safety environment.

Norms - the way we do it here, is studied for its positive and negative influence and participants are trained on how to recognize the difference.

Case Study -   A comprehensive case study is used that illustrates the influence of company culture as well of the role of maintenance in the accident.

This course was a Transport Canada/Industry developed workshop and completion of it qualifies as initial or recurrent training in Canada and the USA .

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2017 Symposium

Event Date: Mar 15, 2017

The 2017 WAMEA Airworthiness Symposium & Trade Show will be taking place March 15-17, 2017 at the Coast Plaza Hotel in Calgary, Alberta.

The Board of Directors and Planning Committee are looking forward to this unique opportunity for aircraft maintenance professionals, organizations and operators to assemble, network and learn. As a key participant in keeping aircraft safe and protecting the flying public, it is important that we stand united and have our voices heard.

Conference room rate available!  Call the hotel directory at 403-248-888 or toll-free at 1-888-661-1464.  Please reference the group name of 'Western AME'.

Instructions for Renewing Your Membership & Registering for the Symposium Online!

  1. Click the "Apply for Membership" button, located in the top right-hand corner of your screen.
  2. Fill in the required information and select membership type.
  3. Click "Submit Application and proceed to online payment."
  4. Fill in your billing information and click "Save Order." (Order will not be completed at this point).
  5. Now click "Symposium", located at the top of your screen.
  6. Click the “Register for this Event” button.
  7. Fill in the required information, and select your ticket preference. (Corporate membership is optional for exhibitor registration.)   Note: In order to register for the AME Member 2 Day Pass or Student/Apprentice Member 2 Day Pass, you MUST complete the above steps pertaining to membership first)
  8. Click "Proceed to Checkout."
  9. Fill in your billing information and click "Save Order."
  10. Verify your order is correct, then select "Confirm Order and go to Secure Payment Page.
    1. If your order is not correct, go to "View Account Pages" at the top of your screen. A drop down menu will appear, click "My Cart". Remove any unwanted items, then select "Proceed to checkout".
  11.  Fill in your payment details, then select "Process Transaction."
  12. A receipt will automatically be sent to your email.

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2017 Symposium Mini Course - The Why and How of You Managing Risk

Event Date: Mar 15, 2017

The Why and How of You Managing Risk

This excellent training course will cover the following topics. Each participant will receive a human factors recurrent training certificate.

  • Just what is risk and why should we worry about (managing) it?

  • What needs to be analyzed and how do we find it? What are the two types of risk?

  • Risk analysis (RA), the risk matrix tool and risk tolerance (RT) 

  • Risk analysis practice 

  • The role of Company culture in RA

  • Case Study – “The Story of Someone Else"

  • Wrap up and certificate award

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2018 Symposium Mini Course - Effective Auditing

Event Date: Mar 21, 2018

This course was designed to improve your auditing skills. It includes audit fundamentals, audit preparation, audit planning, audit execution interviewing techniques, developing sample plans, writing findings and developing audit reports. Additional time is provided for in-class participation exercises. This course prepares the auditor for performing effective internal and external audits.

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2018 Symposium Mini Course - Rockwell Collins Equipment Maintenance - Helpful Tips & Resources

Event Date: Mar 21, 2018

In this one-day course, Wade Ouellet, of Rockwell Collins will be discussing avionics troubleshooting, tips and tricks, and resources for PL21, Fusion, Autopilot/FCS, CES/Venue, CASP, new ADS-B, and FANS systems.

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