Convergent Performance Press Releases

Convergent Performance Awarded Naval Air Force Reserve Maintenance Safety Contract

Convergent Performance, LLC, a veteran-owned small business focused on reducing human error in high-risk environments was awarded a three-year contract to reduce the frequency and cost of preventable mishaps throughout the Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve (CNAFR) enterprise.

Over the next three years, Convergent will train all CNAFR Squadrons on the Aviation Maintenance Never Events® (AMNE) program, while gradually preparing CNAFR to take the program internal by the end of the contract period.

Tony Kern, Convergent CEO, said: “The Never Events program works because it creates the skills—and provides the tools—for line maintainers and their first line supervisors to increase awareness of the seven most costly and preventable maintenance errors. These men and women are natural problem solvers, and are closest to the problems, and therefore, closest to the solutions.”

As a veteran-owned company, Convergent hopes to expand the program to other DoD organizations to improve overall mission readiness and protect war fighting resources.

Dr. Tony Kern, declares 2022 as

“The Year of the Aviation Mechanic"

Convergent Performance CEO and human performance expert, Dr. Tony Kern, kicked off the new year by declaring 2022 as “The Year of the Aviation Mechanic.” As pilots are routinely and justifiably recognized for safely operating the aircraft, aviation technicians remain the unsung heroes of aviation—receiving little recognition for their herculean efforts in maintaining the safest form of transportation in the world.

“…when something goes wrong, everyone is quick to recognize and publicize it. The panel that fell off in flight, or the landing gear pin that was left installed. When this is all we see or hear about with regard to the tens of thousands of professional mechanics, some start to wonder what is going on. Let me be clear about what I see. The airworthiness of aircraft has never been in better hands. Millions of flights across our industry take place safely without notice. It’s time we noticed.”

Dr. Kern and his team at Convergent Performance will fund, develop, and deliver a worldwide celebration and online symposium on the past, present, and future of aviation mechanics, with the symposium scheduled to take place in June 2022.

NBAA Press Release October 2021

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has introduced a new Safety Manager Certificate Program to provide introductory to mid-level education on safety in business aircraft operations, reflecting the association’s commitment to safety as one of the industry’s core values.

Developed in collaboration with Advanced Aircrew Academy, Convergent Performance and Fireside Partners, the program includes education and testing in six key areas of safety management: leadership, safety policy, safety risk management, safety assurance, safety promotion and emergency response.

The program will begin being offered in January 2022.

“NBAA saw a need to develop an entry to mid-level certificate designed for new and existing safety managers,” said NBAA Director, Certification Tyler Austin. “This certificate will educate and validate what these safety professionals need to know to effectively manage a business aviation organization’s safety management efforts.”

After completing the course, successful program participants will receive a certificate and a digital badge to validate their knowledge. Both flight department personnel who have been assigned safety management responsibilities, and professionals looking to work in business aviation operations, can greatly benefit from the program.

“The primary objective of the assessment-based certificate program is to help flight department personnel who have been assigned safety management responsibilities, typically as an ancillary duty, so they can effectively manage a business aviation organization’s safety management efforts, including its safety management system,” said NBAA Director, Safety and Flight Operations Mark Larsen.

The Safety Manager Certificate Program is intended to establish a baseline knowledge, identify resources safety that managers can rely upon as references and inspire a desire for more advanced learning in the areas of safety management – rather than to create deep expertise in every domain.

The program is being offered in two eight-week periods each year, and will include several hours each week of asynchronous learning modules, independent self-study reading reference material, webinar interaction for additional learning, an “ask the experts” component and a test preparation session.

Candidates must complete the course modules and pass the final exam to receive a Safety Manager Certificate.

Cavan Press Release July 2021

Cavan Solutions is pleased to announce they have been awarded the FAA Program Support Services (PSS) contract.  The multi-award IDIQ contract has a combined contract ceiling of $1.04B and a 7-year period of performance if all options are exercised.

The exceptional team that Cavan has assembled will provide a broad range of technical and professional services to the FAA Air Traffic Organization’s Program Management Organization.  These critical support services span FAA strategic programs in Air Traffic Management; Decision Support Systems; Surveillance and Navigation Services; Terminal, EnRoute, and Oceanic Automation Systems; Communications, Information, and Network Programs; Aviation Weather; and Aeronautical Services.

"We are pleased to have been selected to partner with the FAA to continue the evolution of the world’s most complex air transportation system” said Mary Pritchard, CavanSolutions CEO.  “Cavan and the stellar group of seasoned aviation companies that form our winning team are committed to the FAA’s success advancing the National Airspace System (NAS) into the future.”