Colgan Air, Inc. Flight 3407, Bombardier DHC8-400, N200WQ
Clarence Center, New York, February 12, 2009

 


 

Public Hearing
May 12-14, 2009


Agenda

Day 1 Tuesday, May 12, 2009

9:00 – 9:45 Opening Statement by the Chairman, Board of Inquiry

• Introduction of the Board of Inquiry and Technical Panel
• Introduction of the Parties to the Hearing
Opening Statement by the Investigator-in-Charge
- (PDF, 1.97 MB - Animation, Flash format)


9:45 – 12:00 Witnesses #1, #2, #3, #4: Icing certification, handling and performance characteristics

Tom Ratvasky, NASA Glenn Research Center - (PDF, 1.94 MB)
Allan Paige, Bombardier - (PDF, 4.56 MB)
Jim Martin, Transport Canada - (PDF, 752 KB)
Don Stimson, FAA - (PDF, 194 KB)

Technical Panel: Dr. Kevin Renze, Dr. Dan Bower


12:00 – 13:00 Lunch


13:00 – 14:45 Witnesses #5, #6, #7: Stall recovery, cold weather operations

Harlan Simpkins, Bombardier - Shared presentation with Wally Warner
Wally Warner, Bombardier - Shared presentation with Harlan Simpkins
• Paul Pryor, Colgan Air, Inc.

Technical Panel: Captain Roger Cox, Dr. Evan Byrne


14:45 – 15:00 Break


15:00 – 17:00 Witnesses #8, #9, #10: Company training programs and pilot oversight

• Darrell Mitchell, Colgan Air, Inc.
• Dean Bandavanis, Colgan Air, Inc.
• John Erwin Barrett, Colgan Air, Inc.

Technical Panel: Captain Roger Cox, Dr. Evan Byrne

Day 2 Wednesday, May 13, 2009

9:00 – 10:45 Witnesses #11 and #12: Pilot selection, hiring, and training

• Harry Mitchel, Colgan Air, Inc., VP of Flight Operations
• Mary Finnigan, Colgan Air, Inc., VP of Administration

Technical Panel: Captain Roger Cox, Dr. Evan Byrne


10:45 – 11:00 Break


11:00 – 12:30 Witness #13: Daniel Morgan, Colgan Air, Inc., VP of Flight Safety and Regulatory Compliance

Technical Panel: Dr. Evan Byrne, Captain Roger Cox


12:30 – 13:30 Lunch


13:30 – 15:00 Witness #14: Douglas Lundgren, FAA, POI for Colgan Air, Inc.

Technical Panel: Captain Roger Cox, Dr. Evan Byrne


15:00 – 15:15 Break


15:15 – 16:45 Witness #15: Dr. Tom Nesthus, CAMI, FAA, fatigue management and guidance

Technical Panel: Dr. Evan Byrne

Day 3 Thursday, May 14, 2009

9:00 – 10:45 Witness #16: Dr. Robert Key Dismukes, NASA Ames Research Center, distractions and interruptions in the cockpit

Technical Panel: Dr. Evan Byrne


10:45 – 11:00 Break


11:00 - 12:30 Witness #17: Captain Rory Kay, ALPA Executive Air Safety Chairman, fatigue management and education efforts

Technical Panel: Dr. Evan Byrne, Captain Roger Cox


12:30 – 13:30 Lunch


13:30 – 15:30 Witnesses #18, #19, #20: Regulator Policy and Guidance

• Rick Clarke, FAA, AFS-220
• Dan Jenkins, FAA , AFS-210
• John A. Ryan, FAA, AFS - 620

Technical Panel: Captain Roger Cox, Dr. Evan Byrne