CONFERENCE – 12th November

John Vincent

Formerly, EASA’s Deputy Director for Strategic Safety he developed Europe’s Safety Review and Plan, led Safety Initiatives and managed teams tracking performance, initiating research and supporting investigations.  Before EASA, John headed up Safety Analysis at the UK CAA.  His team advanced safety policy, plans, reporting and monitoring.  

In the 1990s, John managed an Avionic Systems team.  He led groups creating requirements and undertaking design certification.  His engineering career spanned equipment design, project management, system engineering and certification.  John worked for Westland Helicopters, Smiths Industries, British Aerospace and Plessey Marine. 

Mr Steve SwiftSteve Swift
IFA VP Australasia

Steve is an aeronautical engineer with 40 years industry and regulatory experience in the design, manufacture and maintenance of aircraft structure.  In 2007, the IFA awarded Steve our Whittle Safety Award.  Steve now runs his own training and consulting company—in airworthiness of course!

“In Australasia, we work our aircraft hard.  Many are fleet leaders.  So, we value the IFA’s support for continuing airworthiness.”







WORKSHOPS – 13th November

Cengiz Turkoglu
IFA VP Technical & Senior Lecturer, Cranfield University

Cengiz started his career as an aircraft maintenance engineer and worked in different airlines and maintenance organisations both in Turkey and in the UK. He held aircraft maintenance licenses from Turkish, USA and UK Authorities. He then worked as a Quality Engineer for SR Technics UK Ltd (Formerly FLS Aerospace UK Ltd) between 2000 and 2005. He subsequently held the ‘Continuing Airworthiness Post Holder’ position for Flightline, a UK charter airline. In 2008, Cengiz joined City University London as a Senior Lecturer and also Wake QA as a part time IOSA auditor. Since then he had the opportunity to visit over twenty different airlines in Asia, Middle East, Africa and Europe and audited their Quality & Safety Management Systems. In September 2015, Cengiz joined the ‘Cranfield Safety and Accident Investigation Centre’ and became the Course Director MSc Airworthiness at the beginning of this year.

He has been a member of the UK Flight Safety Committee since 2010 and joined the ‘Executive Board’ as the Vice Chairman in 2015. He has been chairing the Technical Committee of the International Federation of Airworthiness since 2011 and recently became the VP Technical. He represented IFA in the European Commercial Aviation Safety Team, which has been transformed to EASA’s Collaborative Analysis Group for Commercial Air Transport. He currently holds BEng (Hons) Degree in Aircraft Engineering from Kingston University and MSc Air Transport Management from City University London. Cengiz chose the topic of ‘Risk Culture in Commercial Air Transport’ for his PhD research, which he is continuing at Cranfield University, UK.