Degree/University: University of Louisville
Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky
Current Location: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
Employer: Republic Airways/IBT
Title: Safety Chairman
Aircraft Currently Flying: Embraer 175
Aircraft Previously Flown: Bombardier Q-400, Embraer 145, ATR 72
Flight Hours: 8,100
Years of Experience: Safety Chairman (4 years) 13 years in the airline industry as a Captain/First Officer
Biography: As Safety Chairman, Patrick Holyfield works alongside 28 other Safety Pilots and manages the pilot side of FOQA, ASAP, Fatigue, Go Team and LOSA programs at Republic Airways. The team has put into place historic Fatigue protections for the company’s 2,400 pilots and authored industry leading procedures in FOQA that have drastically increased the safety margins for Republic Airways aircraft, passengers and crew.
Presentation: Safety Culture: Does It Matter? This presentation will describe how outside the box thinking and positive Safety Culture, greatness can be achieved. Common Voluntary Safety Programs will also be discussed.