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Professional profile

Capt. Luis Garcia

Recognized by the most prestigious aviation safety organizations in the world and the airline community. Capt. Garcia accumulated more than 20,000 hours through his flying career. As flight instructor, he trained many of the current airline and general aviation captains flying around the world. He contributed to the development of programs such as LOFT, CFIT, AQP, and more.

After being appointed as Safety Manager of his airline, Capt. Garcia became the first SVP Safety, Security and Quality in office. His success served as a role model to the airlines of the region.

His leadership extended internationally by being founder and Chairman of several safety committees in Latin America. One of the most outstanding prevention programs of the time was the introduction of the Flight Safety Foundation ALAR Tool Kit. Thanks to the collaboration of all mayor aviation industry groups, including Civil Aviation Authorities, a significant reduction of the accident rate in the region was achieved.

Capt. Garcia has been a member of the most influential aviation industry groups worldwide like IFALPA, FSF, IATA, ALTA, Canaero, PAAST.

As an ICAO Panel Member representing IFALPA for over 11 years, he worked on the development of the ICAO SARPs for the then future satellite-based CNS/ATM systems.  ensuring that all operational requirements for the safety of the flight operations were addressed and incorporated into the ICAO technical Annexes. He was on a 3-year worldwide tour giving conferences to promote the implementation of the new satellite systems.

Capt. Garcia is also an aircraft accident investigator with more than 100 occurrences investigations, including 4 mayor accidents in Peru, Colombia, Mexico, and Spain. He obtained credits as SMS Instructor, OSHA, Oil rigs safety, and CRM coaching at socio-technical industries. He is also a master auditor for aerodromes and quality systems.

In the Business aviation world, Cap Garcia was Director of an FBO in Texas for almost three years.

In 2013, he founded ABP Safety LLC, a consulting firm focused on improving the safety and integrity of operations in aviation organizations. Two years later with all his background, he applied and obtained the acceptance from IBAC to become an IS-BAO and IS-BAH accredited auditor. Now with more than 30 audits around the world he is proudly expanding his list of satisfied customers.

Several awards and safety recognition from the industry support his products developed with a practical vision like: Company Safe (appraisal), CCP Model (prevention), FAST FACTS (Emergency response) and SMS 101, just to name a few. All of them unique programs and systems that ABP Safety LLC, offers you to enhance the overall safety performance and reliability of your flight operations.

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