About the Organiser

2020 marks the thirtieth year of Civil Aviation Training Magazine, itself an outgrowth of MS&T when a group of airlines and industry requested a magazine that could spread the growing, new airline training regimes to the world’s airlines.

Ten years ago Halldale launched a magazine (MedSim) focused on the use of modern training techniques and tools for healthcare improvement and in 2020 rolled that publication into a new title, Safety Critical Training (SCT) to address the wider, growing, high value industry training market.

Halldale has a worldwide network of content providers and subject matter experts with decades of S&T experience as operators of high value equipment or builders of devices and training systems. Our team of experienced editorial/content providers have been hands-on operators, users, designers, builders and sellers of simulation equipment before joining our industry-leading magazines, websites, newsletters and events. All have a sincere desire to improve training  for their user communities.

Our events program was launched in 1998, with the first WATS conference and exhibition, to satisfy demand from the airline training community. All Halldale events are conference led and designed by, and for, our B2B communities to support best practices in training and with the aim of maximizing exhibitor and delegate value.


Our Magazines

Civil Aviation Training Magazine

CAT magazine is the world’s only publication completely dedicated to airline training. Each issue typically has five or more major articles, industry news and analysis, reviews of recent events, an industry calendar and more. Key subjects include third-party training provision, CBT/WBT, visual systems, peripheral training curricula, ab initio training and sim technology in cabin, maintenance and pilot training. CAT has a unique international focus and supports the global airline industry by providing the most comprehensive reporting on training challenges and solutions.

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Military Simulation & Training Magazine 

MS&T Magazine has been continuously published since 1985. The editorial content of MS&T changes to keep up with operational needs, changing training requirements and the demands of maximizing the benefits of training technology. Hot topics for the future include air, land and sea unmanned vehicles training, games in training, mixed and augmented reality, human performance improvement, mission rehearsal from squad to squadron and soft skills – people and culture.

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Our Events

APATS delivers a focused, executive-level analysis of the Asia Pacific airline training and simulation market. This dynamic event provokes debate through engaging presentations and outstanding networking opportunities. It therefore, provides attendees with an exciting opportunity to share their experiences and question regional and global training experts. The event covers pilot training, cabin crew training and maintenance training. And in addition to the three conferences, the events hosts an exhibition and most importantly the APATS Heads of Training meeting.

2021: August 31- September 2, 2021, Virtual


EATS explores European expertise in flight training and simulation with the added support of EASA. Most importantly the event provides a unique European perspective on civil aviation training and subsequently attracts the leading aviation training professionals from around the globe. In addition to the two conferences for pilot and cabin crew training, the event hosts an exhibition. Furthermore, the event holds the annual EATS Heads of Training meeting, which allows attendees to learn and discuss the current and future rulemaking with EASA’s Head of Aircrew Regulations Section.

2021: 2-3 November, 2021, Berlin, Germany


WATS is the world’s largest gathering of aviation training professionals serving airlines, regulators, training providers and training industry with more than 1,200 expected from 50+ countries expected. WATS offers a relaxed yet professional environment conducive to developing new and building existing business relationships. WATS offers unrivalled opportunities to meet with your peers from the senior echelons of the international airline training community, to discuss the latest training issues and consider and learn how others have addressed and resolved these scenarios.

Future Dates: 3-5 May, 2022

AAETS is an Official Event of the South Korea Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MoLIT) and Korea Airports Corporation (KAC). The event is regarded as Korea’s leading conference and tradeshow for the international aviation training community. And therefore as a result of the rapid evolution in training technology, there must be careful evaluation and selection of training processes in order to provide adapted training for new entrants and experienced operators alike. Furthermore, the event will provide a forum to discuss these issue and learn about the best practical applications