North America

Keynote Address

Advancing Aviation Safety Through Increased Operational Knowledge
Andrew Cosner - Head of Safety & Product Assurance - Rolls-Royce North America

Andrew CosnerAndrew (Andy) Cosner currently serves as Rolls-Royce North America’s Head of Safety & Product Assurance. In this role, he is responsible for the Product Safety Process as well as conducting New Product Introduction audits and in-service Life Cycle Management reviews.

Andy began his career at Allison (later acquired by Rolls-Royce) after he graduated from Ohio State University in Mechanical Engineering in 1979. Throughout his career, he has held various roles in turbine aero design, engine development and certification, and various Chief Project Engineer positions. Most notably, he’s held Chief Engineer positions on the following engine programs: AE3007, Trent 800, RB211 and Helicopters (250, RR300, T800). In fact, these were positions ranging from one of Rolls-Royce’s largest products such as the Trent 800 (for the 777) all the way down to a 300 HP helicopter engine for the Robinson R66.

In addition, Andy has presented a number of papers and presentations in the aerospace safety arena throughout his career.