Maintenance Conference Programme

Training Solutions for Aviation Training Professionals

APATS is entirely dedicated to airline simulation and training, allowing you to discover the latest innovative training solutions for pilots, cabin crew and maintenance technicians. Supported by the training industry and subject matter experts, the APATS 2023 conference will provide practical solutions for your day to day challenges and offer key insights into the future of the industry.

Presentations and moderated discussions led by industry and airline experts will allow the airline training community to share best practice, lessons learned and the challenges of recovery and return to growth.

Maintenance Conference Moderator: Stuart Membrey

To find out more about the APATS Maintenance Conference speakers, and what they will be talking about during their presentation, just click on their name.

Day 1 – Tuesday 29th August 2023

0915-1030: Session 1 – Opening Remarks (all streams)
1) Blair Cowles
, Asia-Pacific Regional Director, IATA
Industry Outlook
2) Subhas Menon, Director General, Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA)
Outlook for Asia Pacific
3) Captain Jean-Michel Bigarré, Founder & President, Aircraft Manufacturer Flight Training Association (AMFTA)
Update on the First Achievements

1030-1115: Coffee Break

1115-1245: Session 2 – Looking at the Future
1) Harald Schween
, Head of Sales & Marketing, Lufthansa Technical Training GmbH
Aircraft Maintenance Training for the Next Generation
2) Christian Delmas, Head of Airbus Worldwide Maintenance Training, Airbus
The Challenge of Developing and Maintaining Competent Mechanics
3) Jason Stanelle, Associate Technical Fellow, Chief of Design, Maintenance Training, Boeing Training Solutions
Approach to Integration of CBTA Principles in Maintenance

1245-1415: Lunch

1415-1545: Session 3 – New Directions
1) Dr. William Choy
, Senior Head/Mentoring & Professional Development (Research), Institute of Technical Education
Student Perception and Reception in Learning
2) Søren Seindal Agner, CEO, AEROTEAM Training Solutions
Introducing Scenario-Based Training into the Maintenance Environment

1545-1630: Coffee Break

1630-1800: Session 4 – Round Table Discussion

How Do We Speed Up Engineer Development?
Currently we can get a pilot to the line in under two years, but it can take up to five times that for an engineer.

1800-1900: Networking Reception

Day 2 – Wednesday 30th August 2023

0900-1030: Session 5 – Human Factors
Denis Manson, Aviation Consultant, Ten Hammers
Human Factors in the Metaverse?
2) Chris Smith, Trust Ambassador, Jetstar Airways/Founder, Staff On Side Corporate Engagement/Senior Lecturer, University of Southern Queensland
How to Embed a New ‘Situational Awareness’ into our Aviation Culture
3) Amogh Warhadpande, Chief Learning & Development Officer, Air Works India Engineering
Next Generation/Maintenance Technician Training

1030-1115: Coffee Break

1115-1245: Session 6 – Training Developments
Fatah Hashim, Digital Learning Manager, Asia Digital Engineering (ADE)
Elevating Digital Learning: The Future of Aviation Training
2) David Cirulli, Head of Flight Operations Asia & Academic Faculty, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Next Stage UAS Field Operations Maintenance Support – Digital Twin System Health
3) Chris Christodoulou, CEO/Founder, The Part 66 Consultant
Train the Trainer

1245-1415: Lunch

1415-1545: Session 7 – Round Table Discussion

We All Want a 20 Year LAME to Become a Trainer
How do we encourage and develop trainers?

1545-1630: Coffee Break

1630-1800: Session 8 – Technology Assisting Training (all streams)
1) Denis Manson
, Aviation Consultant, Ten Hammers
New Generation English Language Training for Aviation
2) Nacho Navacerrada, Sales Director, Entrol Simulators
Correct Use of XR Technologies in Aircraft Simulation Industry
3) Shane Carroll, Head of Training Software COC, Airbus & Christian Delmas, Head of Airbus Worldwide Maintenance Training
Implementing XR-Enabled Solutions in Training

APATS 2023 Sponsors & Partners

Diamond Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Conference By

Organised By

Media Partners

Supported By