2021 Virtual Conference

Restaffing and Retraining for Post-Pandemic Airline Operations

The APATS 2021 virtual conference will feature three tracks, Pilot Training, Cabin Crew Training and Maintenance Training.

Experts from the Asian civil aviation training community will share best practice, lessons learned and the challenges and hopes for recovery and return to growth.

APATS 2021 Conference Team

Conference Chair

Captain Jacques Drappier
Conference Chair

Professor (Aviation & Logistics), University of Southern Queensland

Professor Paul Bates
Pilot Moderator

Maintenance Stream Moderator

Geoff Hill
Maintenance Moderator

Cabin Crew Stream Moderator

Trevor Jensen
Cabin Crew Moderator

Conference Programme

Tuesday 31st August 2021: Skill Decay

PILOT

1400-1500 SGT / 0600-0700 UTC
Session 1
1) Helen Heenan, Head of CRM Training, KURA Human Factors
2) Chris Ranganathan, Chief Learning Officer, CAE

1500-1600 SGT / 0700-0800 UTC
Pilot Breakout Panel
Moderator: Paul Bates

MAINTENANCE

1500-1600 SGT / 0700-0800 UTC
Session 2
1) Michelle Ockers, Founder & Chief Learning Strategist, Learning Uncut
2) Stuart Membrey, Head of Training – Engineering, Cobham Aviation Services Australia

1600-1700 SGT / 0800-0900 UTC
Maintenance Breakout Panel
Moderator: Geoff Hill

CABIN CREW

1600-1700 SGT / 0800-0900 UTC
Session 3
1) Anna Mellberg, Chief Cabin Safety and CRM Instructor, Novair
2) Dr. Catherine Baird, Former SVP, Cabin Crew Training, Emirates & Glenn Bull, CEO, Skilitics Group
Learning to Pivot, Pivot to Learning

1700-1800 SGT / 0900-1000 UTC
Cabin Crew Breakout Panel
Moderator: Trevor Jensen

Wednesday 1st September 2021: Recruitment & Mental Health

PILOT

1400-1500 SGT / 0600-0700 UTC
Session 1
1) Chris Smith, Senior Lecturer, Aviation, University of Southern Queensland
2) Rick Heaton, General Manager Flight Operations/Chief Pilt, Network Aviation

1500-1600 SGT / 0700-0800 UTC
Pilot Breakout Panel

Moderator: Paul Bates

MAINTENANCE

1500-1600 SGT / 0700-0800 UTC
Session 2
1) Matt McKay, SMS Consultant
2) Tom Dowdall, Chief Executive Officer, ALG
The Future Challenges of Recruitment in Aviation

1600-1700 SGT / 0800-0900 UTC
Maintenance Breakout Panel
Moderator: Geoff Hill

CABIN CREW

1600-1700 SGT / 0800-0900 UTC
Session 3
1) Karen Moore, Principal Occupational Psychologist, Symbiotics
2) Karien Stadler, Certified Aviation Psychologist & Talent Management Expert & Kathryn Ferguson, Talent Acquisition Manager & HR Professional, AeroAssess
What’s Beyond the Mask? A Wellbeing Risk Management Recruitment and Selection Approach

1700-1800 SGT / 0900-1000 UTC
Cabin Crew Breakout Panel
Moderator: Trevor Jensen

Thursday 2nd September 2021: EBT/CBTA

PILOT

1400-1500 SGT / 0600-0700 UTC
Session 1
1) Captain Ping Lee, Chief Pilot, Eva Air
2) Patrick Murray, Director, Salient / Head of Operations, Aviation Australia

1500-1600 SGT / 0700-0800 UTC
Pilot Breakout Panel
Moderator: Paul Bates

MAINTENANCE

 1500-1600 SGT / 0700-0800 UTC
Session 2
1) Sam Lee, Director, Integra Aerospace Ltd.
2) Gareth McGraw, Principal Human Factors Specialist, Qantas
Competency-Based Training to Develop Non-Technical Skills

1600-1700 SGT / 0800-0900 UTC
Maintenance Breakout Panel
Moderator: Geoff Hill

CABIN CREW

1600-1700 SGT / 0800-0900 UTC 
Session 3
1) Jim Mitchell, Evidence-Based Training Program Manager, Jetstar Airways
2) Capt. Michael Varney, CEO, Salient

1700-1800 SGT / 0900-1000 UTC
Cabin Crew Breakout Panel
Moderator: Trevor Jensen