IWD2021 – Emilia Apostu: Her Challenge Is to Keep Adapting and Doing her Best in a Fast-Paced Industry

Intelex is celebrating women in honor of International Women’s Day 2021 (IWD2021) by profiling customers, employees, and partners who are “choosing to challenge” and make a difference for women in tech and EHSQ.

Gloria Steinem, world-renowned feminist, journalist and activist, once explained, “The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist, nor to any one organization, but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.”  

So, make International Women’s Day your day and do what you can to truly make a positive difference for women, and please join us for our blog series highlighting the achievements of some of our favorite women, including Emilia, who started working at Virgin Atlantic in 2019 as a safety analyst.

What is your name, title, and company?

Emilia Apostu, Specialist in Safety Data & Management System Development, Virgin Atlantic Ltd.

How did you become in involved with EHSQ

Intelex Touches Down in Sin City for NBAA 2015

Today our team of aviation experts Danielle DiGiovanni and Brett Mclennan, along with our Vice President of Product Management Elie Mouzon touched down in Las Vegas for the annual NBAA tradeshow.

The NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2015) is the premier business aviation event of the year, and the fifth largest tradeshow in the U.S. With more than 1,000 exhibitors and over 25,000 business and commercial aviation professionals and enthusiasts, the NBAA 2015 delivers networking opportunities, business development, education and product information that no other conference can possibly offer.

Intelex has participated in this event year after year and is pleased to be exhibiting again at this year’s event. Our booth is located in the north hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center and you can find our team at booth N233. We’ve got a lot of surprises in store this year, so drop by our booth to … Read more...

4 Steps to Reducing Aviation’s Carbon Footprint

We live in an increasingly hyper-mobile society with over three billion passengers being carried by the world’s airlines in 2013, and an estimated 31% growth in passenger demand by 2017.  This accounts for hundreds of millions of tonnes in greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, greatly impacting global warming, climate change, and ultimately the sustainability of life on this wonderful planet we call home.

It’s more important than ever in the Transportation sector to find innovative ways to decrease our carbon footprint and endeavour to become a low carbon economy.  While efforts have been made in some areas, the aviation industry has been slower to implement policies and regulations to control carbon emissions.

Worldwide flights in 2013 were responsible for 705 million tonnes of CO2, which accounts for 2 percent of all carbon emissions globally.   According to the EU’s Climate Action Plan, the world was on track to see emissions … Read more...

Intelex Attends NBAA and NAEM Conferences

It’s a busy week for Intelex! We’re attending two great industry events across North America: the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the NAEM 2013 EHS Management Forum in Montreal, Quebec.

From October 22-24 approximately 25,000 people from across the world will gather in Las Vegas for NBAA 2013. These attendees are key operators and leaders in the aviation industry, and Intelex’s Katsu Takeuchi and Frank Friesen will be there at booth #C12338 to talk to them about the software solutions that are helping aerospace manufacturers, airlines, airports, and others in the aviation space ensure the quality and safety of their products and services. From risk and supply chain management to incident reporting, audits and more, Intelex has the aviation industry covered.

Meanwhile, in Montreal, Intelex’s VP of EHSQ Solutions Elie Mouzon joins Stephen Ross, Intelex’s VP of Enterprise Sales, at the NAEM EHS … Read more...

Voluntary Reporting Programs Contribute to Aviation Industry’s Stellar Safety Results

In the EHS&Q industry it’s sometimes easy to get caught up in the “doom and gloom.” While it’s important to identify areas of concern and drive improvement, it’s also necessary to celebrate our achievements. It is equally possible to learn from successes as it is to learn from failures. As a model for continuous improvement in safety, the aviation industry offers some unique insights.

In the United States alone, more than two million passengers now board more than 30,000 flights every day. Yet the rate of serious incidents and fatalities has been steadily decreasing as the industry takes advantage of new technology and implements comprehensive safety programs. In fact, 2012 was the safest year for air travel since 1945, according to the Aviation Safety Network, an independent database located in the Netherlands,

Globally, in 2012 there were just 23 deadly accidents and 475 fatalities – less than half the 1,147 … Read more...

The Changing Face of Airline Safety

Airline safety is changing. Between demographic shifts in airline leadership, evolving safety regulations, and an increasing role of technology in airline quality and safety management, old ways are growing irrelevant and to stay competitive, airlines must adapt to these emerging realities.

Intelex aviation solutions specialist Frank Friesen sat down for an exclusive Q&A web interview with Brad Warren, Vice President of Aircraft Maintenance at Air Georgian, where he asked Brad how he has led Air Georgian’s recent move towards streamlined, proactive airline safety and quality management. Brad shared some critical insights on what airlines need to do to stay ahead of the curve.

Key topics covered include:

  • What the emerging progressive shift in airline management means for business leaders in the industry.
  • How emerging legislation and regulations will require airlines to dramatically revise their approach to airline safety management.
  • The value of real-time visibility, instant reporting, and a central repository

Intelex partners with airport experts to develop comprehensive FAA SMS solution

Intelex has long had a presence in the aviation and aerospace sector. It’s a presence that is about to get a lot bigger thanks to a unique alliance with two aviation experts. Intelex has partnered with SITA, a global IT provider to the air transport industry, and JDA, a leader in aviation safety, certification and compliance services, to develop a complete airport safety management solution.

This robust solution will help airports achieve complete, effortless compliance with a key regulation that has been top-of-mind for most businesses in the sector lately: the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Part 139 SMS rule, due later this year. This mandate, which will affect more than 540 commercial airports across the United States, essentially requires airports to implement a safety management system (SMS). When the mandate comes into force, airports will have about 18 to 24 months to roll out a complete SMS solution.

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Intelex and Virgin Atlantic featured in IT World Canada

Intelex is pleased to announce it is currently featured in IT World Canada alongside Virgin Atlantic, which uses Intelex’s web-based solutions for safety management.

The article follows Intelex’s 2011 User Conference at Toronto’s Fairmont Royal last week where Jonathan Jasper of Virgin Atlantic delivered Intelex’s keynote address. IT World Canada author Dave Webb, who attended Jonathan’s talk, noted at the event that it is rare for the client to deliver the keynote address at a vendor’s user conference.

The article highlights how Virgin uses Intelex tools to manage safety incidents, including slips and falls, turbulence, disruptive passengers, even passenger headaches, all of which have to be documented thoroughly by an airline. As the article notes:

The airline runs only a few standard Intelex modules, prefering to develop its own customized iForms. “It becomes addictive. It becomes a bit of a hobby,” Jasper said. The airline has developed about 30 such modules. Now, “anyone with a shared spreadsheet” wants an Read more...

Five Intelex users from Virgin Atlantic visit Toronto

Last week, five employees from Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. (VAA) spent three days in Toronto for Intelex training. The group will be VAA’s newest Intelex power users, helping to support the airline’s companywide use of the Intelex system.

Intelex Project Manager Anto Sandrasagra worked with VAA to create the training agenda, which was designed specifically for this group of users who are taking on Intelex system administrator roles at the company. Based on these new roles, the training included sessions on reporting, creating dashboards, managing documents, setting up users, and building iForms®. Intelex Training Specialist Dave McLean led the first round of training and Project Consultant Ceila Lee led the second, which focussed on iForms®.

At the end of day three, on their last night before heading back home to Crawley, England, a group of us enjoyed dinner on one of Toronto’s most popular patios and then performed a few songs at a nearby Karaoke bar. The picture … Read more...

Virgin Atlantic Airways Goes Live with Intelex’s EHSQ Software Solution

Virgin Atlantic Intelex is pleased to announce that Virgin Atlantic Airways (VAA) has gone live with their Intelex Safety Management System organization-wide. VAA, one of the world’s leading long haul airlines, employs over 9,000 people and has flown over 65 million passengers in its recently celebrated 25 years of existence. VAA first approached Intelex in search of a solution to unify their multiple incident reporting processes into a single streamlined application that could be accessible to all staff across the entire company. After an analysis of the functionality of the Intelex system to meet their requirements, the Intelex platform was selected as it allowed VAA to utilize proven Intelex modules as well as the versatile Intelex iForm® tool to create their own customized Incident Reporting Management and Analysis System (IRMA).

With the new 100% web-based system launched, all VAA employees can now access Intelex’s system from any location. VAA is now actively … Read more...