Certificate Courses to be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia
Conducted by SCSI in association with
Fraport Aviation Academy

2020 Course Schedule

Aircraft Accident Investigation (AAI)
13-24 July 2020, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Provides a comprehensive foundation on the scientific methodology, techniques and procedures for investigating aircraft accidents.

Human Factors in Aircraft Investigation (HFAI)
27-31 July 2020, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Equips students with the tools and techniques in determining WHY aviation accidents occur. Subjects include visual illusions/spatial disorientation, human-machine interface, witness interviews, human error and much more.

Fire and Explosion Investigation (FEI)
3-7 August 2020, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Provides students with the procedures, methodology and education to help determine area and point-of-origin in aircraft fires.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
10-14 August 2020, Ljubljana, Slovenia
An industry leading introduction to the world of Beyond Visual Line of Sight unmanned aircraft operations.


All Slovenia classes will be held at the Fraport Aviation Academy Training Center.

Training Center Ljubljana is located 750m from Ljubljana Airport and can be reached on foot within 9 minutes.


We are partnering with various accommodation providers, who offer services in different price ranges which are all located in the vicinity of our training location. We provide free transport from each of these to the training site on a daily basis during scheduled training.

Hotel Lev

The four-star Hotel Lev is located 26km from the training facility, in the centre of the Slovenian capital. It is close to the business centre of Ljubljana and Ljubljana Old Town. There is a shuttle bus service to and from the airport, which can also be reached by a 25-minute drive.

Grand Hotel Union Business

This four-star hotel is located 26 km from the training facility, and Ljubljana airport can be reached by car, bus or taxi. Free parking in a secured 120-space garage is provided for anyone who wishes to rent a car.

Grand Hotel Union

Built in 1905, this breath-taking four-star hotel and conference centre offers an exclusive location in the heart of the city centre, overlooking Prešeren Square, the Triple Bridge and Ljubljana Castle.

Four Points by Sheraton Ljubljana Mons

The Four Points is located 17 minutes from the training facility on the outskirts of the capital. The Old Town of Ljubljana is a 10-minute drive away. The hotel is located near the A2 motorway and provides easy access to Ljubljana Airport. Free parking is available to anyone who wishes to rent a car.


The following is the instruction team for the SCSI Courses at the Fraport Aviation Academy Slovenia. SCSI Instructors are recognized experts in their fields, and are requested globally by aviation industry leaders. Please note that SCSI reserves the right to substitute instructors in the event of an unforeseeable emergency.


Director of Aircraft Accident Investigation Programs, SCSI

Matt Robinson offers decades of knowledge and experience in myriad of aviation safety aspects. While on active duty at the Naval Safety Center, Matt was officially designated as a Lead Aircraft Accident Investigator. He led a multitude of investigations involving supersonic aircraft, tilt-rotors and helicopters in addition to aviation ground mishaps pertaining to maintenance and ground support equipment. Upon completing his Lead Investigator tour, Matt was hand-selected to teach at the Navy’s School of Aviation Safety in Pensacola, FL. Attendees of the five-week Safety School included foreign safety officers, commanding officers and members of the Navy’s Blue Angel flight demonstration team.

Matt’s aviation career began in high school when he and seven other classmates constructed an actual experimental aircraft. The build process was followed and documented by KITPLANES magazine. He went on to receive a B.S. degree as a Professional Pilot before accepting a commission in the United States Marine Corps. Matt obtained his M.S. in Aviation System Safety from Embry-Riddle.

Matt earned his Naval Aviator wings and became a CH-46E helicopter pilot. During his career in the Marines, Matt served as a helicopter aircraft commander, aviation Safety officer, and airframes, flight-line and maintenance quality assurance director. He was also a flight instructor, pilot examiner, night systems (Night Vision Goggles) flight instructor and Crew Resource Management (CRM) Instructor.

Currently, Matt serves as an active accident investigator on cases around the world, and is frequently called upon as an expert witness. He is also personally requested by name by SCSI’s leading clients around the world, such as Norwegian Forces, the GCAA, the US Marines and US Navy, and several AIBs globally, among others.

Recently retired from the Marines, Matt now holds his Airline Transport Pilot & Certified Flight Instructor-Instrument (Rotorcraft) and Multi-Engine (Airplane) ratings. He is a full member of the International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI) and a Certified Human Factors Analysis and Classification Professional (CHP). He lectures on behalf of the FAA’s FAAST team and frequently writes on investigations and Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM).


Lead Instructor, Investigation Courses, SCSI

Tim Hines has more than 30 years of aviation experience, and 25 in Aviation Safety.

He has logged over 3000 hours in the Navy's A-6 Intruder and other platforms as well. Some of Tim's various positions and qualifications include Maintenance, Quality Assurance Officer, and Nuclear Weapons Safety Officer, Flight Instructor, Instrument Checker, and Air Wing Strike Leader. His career in Safety began at the School for Aviation Safety at Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, CA, and went on to be the Safety Dept, Head and Aviation Safety Officer for an Intruder Squadron.

Upon the retirement of the A-6 air frame, he was selected to join the Aircraft Accident Investigations Division at the Naval Safety Center acting as the Direct Representative to the Chief of Naval Operations as lead investigator to Class Alpha accidents for both fixed and rotary wing aircraft for the Navy and Marine Corps.

Shortly after retirement from active duty, Tim returned to the Naval Safety Center as a civilian Air Safety Specialist and Aircraft Mishap Investigator, performing more than 70 investigations through 17 years. He recently retired from his civilian position and remains active in Aviation Safety as a member of the ICAP Federal Aviation Safety Officer Community, International Society of Air Safety Investigators, and presenting at the South East Regional Conference of ISASI.


Lead Instructor, UAS Course, SCSI

Nigel has over 30 years of aviation experience starting with a career in the Royal Navy where he flew as an Observer (Naval Flight Officer) in Sea King airborne early warning helicopters and the Canberra T-17 electronic warfare aircraft on loan to the Royal Air Force. His final post in the Royal Navy was as Head of the Air Training Department at a major air station managing the design and delivery of training for a new aircraft type. He remains active in the Reserve as an Air Operations Officer and has worked frequently on exercises with both USAF and the USN squadrons.

After working with several US based defense contractors delivering flying operations to support NATO, Nigel joined the UK Civil Aviation Authority and worked closely with European Authorities and the FAA to develop the operating rules for ETOPS.

After leaving the CAA, Nigel has been a licensed crew resource management instructor since 2006 and delivered numerous training packages to both civil and military audiences. Most recently he has specialized in unmanned aviation, where he has been employed as a trials pilot for the last eight years and attended the USN Test Pilot School in 2005 for the short course in Unmanned Aircraft Test & Evaluation. His work has also involved the development of safety management systems for hazardous aerial activities ranging from missile firings to unmanned maritime surveillance projects and the operation of aerostats. In the unmanned field he has investigated a number of accidents and incidents with a particular emphasis on the human factors aspects utilizing his experience of operating systems from a range of international manufacturers.

Nigel also holds a diploma in journalism and has contributed over the years to many aviation and travel publications. His flying experience in the US has included flying in a Cessna Skyhawk from dirt strips in Arizona to seeing Florida upside down in an F/A-18 and operating a remotely-piloted aircraft over Oregon.

About Fraport

Fraport Group, one of the world's leading airport management groups, fully believes and invests in the training of its staff and its subsidiaries in all fields of aviation. Expert knowledge and consistent performance can only be achieved by a long-term commitment to quality training. For this reason, the Aviation Academy (AAC) was established at one of Fraport AG's subsidiaries, Fraport Slovenija, which has received the mandate to operate the new Academy to meet training requirements within the Fraport Group, as well as from external customers.

About SCSI

SCSI has trained tens of thousands of individuals from regulatory, government, commercial, private, corporate, military and non-profit organizations from around the globe.

We have a full curriculum of scheduled courses held in Long Beach, California, throughout the year.

We have also delivered tailored courses and training to client-specific locations for over 30 years. This ‘training on location’ option allows for greater client flexibility and cost savings.

For more information on how SCSI can help your organization with its Aviation Safety Training requirements, please contact Denise Davalloo at 310-517-8844 ext 104 or by email at denise.davalloo@scsi‑inc.com.

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