For more than 20 years, Bombardier has held its annual Safety Standdown—a knowledge-based aviation safety training program that aims to make aviation safer for the industry. The program is offered at no cost to all aviation professionals, regardless of the equipment they operate. Originally conceived in 1996, the program quickly expanded beyond an annual seminar into a year-round program that continues to tackle aviation safety risks. To date, almost 10,000 corporate, commercial and military aviation professionals have attended Safety Standdown seminars in person, and thousands more via webcast around the world.
In 2020, we hosted our Safety Standdown virtually, enabling more aviation professionals from around the world to take part in the event. The theme, “Safety in Focus 20/20,” encourages aviation professionals and organizations to be even more aware of standards to put them on the path for a safer, more productive future.