Asia Pacific Airline Training Symposium
31 August - 2 September 2021

APATS is the leading airline training meeting and the only one that focuses on the Asia Pacific region as opposed to a single country.

APATS 2021 Virtual will allow operators a ‘deep dive’ into key topics needed to enable a safe return to more normal levels of operation.


Our focus is to support airlines as they prepare for a return to full service. Three key topics, identified by local experts and applied to Pilot, Cabin Crew and Maintenance teams are;

Skills / Competency Fade

Evidence Based Training (EBT)

Recruitment, Selection and Human Factors

The Conference is constructed to allow operators to hear from global and regional experts in each space. Each conference session will be followed by a ‘deep dive’ or ‘workshop’ session designed to provide the answers to ‘how to’ address and implement the subject.

This not simply a discussion of the topic or regulation but a practical session designed to aid adoption.

Benefits of attending APATS 2021:

Join your training leadership peers to hear how to adopt and embrace latest training thinking and best practices

Networking – APATS will be hosted by Distantly by Modest Tree. An intuitive platform that enables simple, but completely secure, one on one or group online meetings and discussions. Built entirely for B2B.

The ongoing torrent of online events has shown that they can be good for the presentation of information and for some Q&A. Distantly adds the networking possibility that you have all demanded through our 2020/21 events.

This is what you need to do to access the full benefit of APATS on Distantly.


APATS 2020 Report

More than 20 of the Asia Pacific region’s leading experts on airline pilot, cabin crew and maintenance training met online to discuss, among other things, how to best manage the new world of online training in a socially distanced world.

The first virtual version of Halldale Group and CAT magazine’s Asia Pacific Airline Training Summit (APATS) was held in early September, led by Capt. Jacques Drappier. The three-day event featured three hours per day in 60-minute sessions, which included Q&A in real-time. Read the full report.

To watch the APATS 2020 video recordings please use the links below:

APATS 2020 Virtual – Pilot Training

APATS 2020 Virtual – Cabin Crew

APATS 2020 Virtual – Maintenance


Airlines Who Attended APATS 2019

18th Asia Pacific Airline Training Symposium (APATS)

30 August – 1 September 2021, VIRTUAL Event