- Safety Leadership
- Safety Systems Management
- Safety Culture
Military Aviation, Civil Aviation, Operations, Supply Chain Senior Leaders, Safety Professionals, those responsible for maintenance and logistic support of complex systems, disaster management NGO’s
A Sea King helicopter had been ferrying an emergency medical team from HMAS Kanimbla to a village on the remote west coast of Nias, Indonesia, as part of relief efforts following a devastating earthquake. The helicopter crashed on an approach to land and nine Australian Navy and Air Force personnel were killed and two Navy personnel seriously injured. HMAS Kanimbla immediately scrambled its second helicopter to inspect the crash zone for a second time after Indonesian military authorities in the area suggested the other nine passengers on board may have survived. But an hour later the ship’s crew members were informed that all nine had been killed, their bodies found in the wreckage by a team of paramedics and rescue personnel.
Called to return to duty after three months in ACEH post the Boxing Day Tsunami, HMAS Kanimbla was again deployed when an earthquake occurred near Nias Island. Providing emergency relief for Indonesians in the aftermath of this earthquake the SHARK02 was the second mission of the day, flying in difficult conditions. The Board of Inquiry revealed the true extent of the impact of Leadership in Aviation Safety Systems Management. This set of lessons learned offers fundamental reflection for the surge of growth in Aviation and Aerospace in world logistics today.