The SAFE (Europe) Chapter was formed in 1982 to extend the benefits of the SAFE Association to a wider audience. An annual Symposium and exhibition provides an excellent forum for the exchange of information between Industry, Government Procurement agencies and Research Establishments in the field of Survival and Flight Equipment for both Military and Civil applications. SAFE (Europe) has the fundamental aim of encouraging safety and survival through technical excellence by encouraging and stimulating dialogue between professional agencies, specialist equipment producers and the worldwide user community.
"Membership declare 21st SAFE Europe Symposium & Exhibition a success…."
The 21st SAFE Europe Symposium & Exhibition took place 31 March 2014 to 2nd April 2014. 137 delegates & 16 exhibiting companies collocated at the Mercure Holland House Spa & Hotel, in Bristol.
Day 1 keynote addresses from Wing Commander Andy Green on
Project Bloodhound and team UK world land speed attempt in
Day 2 keynote from Flight Sergeant Vince Bartlett provided a uniquely interactive "operators perspective" on aircrew equipment used on RAF Chinook in Afghanistan.
SAFE Student of the Year, Mari Murumets, (Kings College, London) received her award and enthralled the conference with her study on the effects of simulated microgravity and functional outcome of support afferentation.
16 high quality presentations and 2014 SAFE Europe Best Paper was awarded to Squadron Leader Peter Hodkinson "Portable pulse dose oxygen systems for aircrew".
16 Exhibitors took part: Air Techniques Intl, Airborne Systems, Aqualung, BCB Intl, Cam Lock, Elbit Systems SAR DATA Links, Gentex, Helmet Integrated Systems Ltd, HR Smith, Life Support Intl, Martin-Baker, Survival Equipment Services Ltd, Survitec Group, TransAero, Typhoon and WL Gore. Best Exhibitor 2014 : SES Ltd from Tetbury, Gloucestershire, UK.
2014 SAFE Europe dinner was served on board SS Great Britain. With special thanks to our guest speaker Air Marshal Philip Sturley Patron of RAF Survival Equipment Fitters.