Matt Whipp, Manager – Cabin Safety,
Matt has been in the aviation industry for nearly 25 years. Starting his career at Virgin Atlantic as Cabin Crew and a Senior Cabin Crew Member, Matt then joined the training team at Virgin as a Safety, CRM and Security Trainer before becoming the Training Manager for around 14 years. As well as assisting with the creation of on board line checks he developed a self-audit programme of both the cabin crew and the training itself. Matt now holds the position of ‘Manager – Cabin Safety’ for British Airways and has done so since 2017, responsible for all aspects of safety for the cabin crew community.
Matt has been a member of the IATA Cabin Safety Task Force for 4 years and has spoken at the IATA conferences on a variety of subjects. Matt has also spoken at two Airport Fire Officers Association Conferences on managing an evacuation and the importance of collaboration between Airlines and Emergency services. Still licensed as a Cabin Crew member Matt remains qualified to operate the A32x family, Airbus A350 and Boeing 777/787 aircraft.