2020 Online Conference

The worldwide Covid-19 crisis did not allow us to meet in the usual way in Singapore this year. Meanwhile our industry needs to come together to find answers and solutions for the problems that the pandemic has brought to us. Over the course of three days we discussed with highly respected subject matter experts, several current issues for pilot, cabin and maintenance training. 

The overall theme for 2020’s online conference was: Rebuilding the Training Industry

Tuesday 8th September 2020: Pilot
Wednesday 9th September 2020: Cabin Crew
Thursday 10th September 2020: Maintenance


Full details of all three days and links to the videos for all sessions can be found below.  

Tuesday 8th September 2020

If you missed Day 1 – Pilot Training – view it here now.

PILOT TRAINING
Moderator – Professor Paul Bates 

Keynote Presentation State of the Industry
IATA represented by the Regional Director, Mr. Blair Cowles, will open the conference with an overview of the situation of the airlines at this point. He will look at the projections of the recovery over the years, and the impact this has, and will have, on the different groups of crewmembers.

Session 1 In this session, the panel will discuss the impact of the crisis on pilot training, but more importantly, how the industry looks at the future. We have the view of the leading manufacturer, the biggest ATO, and one of the largest airlines in the region. They will bring three different angles on the same issue and will answer your questions live. 

1. Captain Yann Lardet, Vice President, Flight Operations Support & Training Standards, Airbus
Aircraft Manufacturer Through the Crisis
2. Captain Chris Ranganathan, Chief Learning Officer, CAE

View of an ATO on the Way Forward
3. Captain Aric Oh, Group Managing Director, Lion Air Group

Major Airline View on Pilot Training Post-Covid-19
4. Live Q&A

Session 2 The crisis has hit all sectors hard, the airlines very hard, and the financial and human toll is heavy. The ab initio students are one of those groups that will suffer, but in the long run, things might look good. Training departments will have to do more with less because finances will be tight. And finally, there is the Human Factor: how do crewmembers cope with the loss of their job? How do they keep their motivation when thousands of pilots are unemployed? Our panel of three specialists will discuss all this in their fields of ab initio, finance, and human factors. 

1. Captain Adrian Young, Acting COO and AOC Accountable Manager, QantasLink
Ab Initio
2. Captain Mike Varney, Managing Director, EBT Solutions & Dr. William Cox, CEO, Management & Excellence SA

A Paradigm Shift in Pilot Training
3. Owen Sims, Solent University
Human Factors Implications in the ‘Post-Covid’ World
4. Live Q&A


 

Wednesday 9th September 2020

If you missed Day 2 – Cabin Crew Training – view it here now.

CABIN CREW TRAINING
Moderator – Trevor Jensen

Keynote Presentation – State of the Industry
IATA represented by the Regional Director, Mr. Blair Cowles, will open the conference with an overview of the situation of the airlines at this point. He will look at the projections of the recovery over the years, and the impact this has, and will have, on the different groups of crewmembers.

Session 1 With the restart of operations, Cabin Crew are put in direct contact with a high number of people, and thus the potential spreading of the virus. Wearing PPE, handling scared passengers, and applying new procedures will be challenging. This session will focus on the issues of fear, safety, and emergeny procedures and the impact of the PPE equipment on the job of the Cabin Crew.

1. Richard Muralee, CEO, GRIP Training & Workshops Sdn Bhd
Fear During Post-Covid Start Up Period
2. Laura Khodakovskiy & Ashleigh Wilkinson
Cabin Crew Safety & Emergency Procedures Training Post Covid-19
3. Robin Pijnaker, CEO, Flame Aviation

PPE & Fire Training
4. Live Q&A

Session 2 In this session, we will study human aspects related to the cabin crew environment. What training does Cabin Crew get concerning disability passengers, and what do the Covid-19 rules do to that? How are the operations adapted to the new regulations? How does the mind cope with all this fear and change, and what is the impact on training retention? Our highly experienced speakers will go deeper into that during this session. 

1. Geoff Trappett OAM, Inclusion Moves
Balancing Human Rights and Customer Service for Passengers with Disability in a Covid-19 Landscape

2. Dr. Rob Liddell, Medical Director, Medical Air
Revisiting the Cabin Environment

3. Professor Paul Bates, Head of Aviation, University of Southern Queensland
Learning Retention
4. Live Q&A


 

Thursday 10th September 2020

If you missed Day 3 – Maintenance Training – view it here now.

MAINTENANCE TRAINING
Moderator – Geoff Hill

Keynote – State of the Industry
IATA
represented by the Regional Director, Mr. Blair Cowles, will open the conference with an overview of the situation of the airlines at this point. He will look at the projections of the recovery over the years, and the impact this has, and will have, on the different groups of crewmembers.

 Session 1 This session brings, under the theme “PT145 Training Post Covid”, three experts together who will be sharing the views from three different angles: an airline, a training organization, and the regulator. Bring your questions to this experienced and diversified panel. 

1. Stuart Membrey, Head of Training – Engineering, Cobham Aviation Services
2. Mark Thompson, Technical Training Manager, Aviation Australia
3. Matthew Castello, Maintenance Specialist Part 147 Team Leader – Northern Region, Regulatory Services & Serveillance, CASA
4. Live Q&A

Sesson 2 The issues resulting from the Covid crisis can also be a start to study new ways of training and bring new technology to maintenance training. Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality, Blended Learning are some of the items that will be discussed in this session looking to the future of maintenance training.

1. Sam Lee, Managing Director, Integra Aerospace Ltd.
Blended Learning: An Exceptional Way to Train Exceptional People
2. Professor Ron Bartsch
, Chairman, Avlaw Aviation Consulting
The Corona Dilemma: 20-20 Thinking for the Next Normal

3. Liam McGuire, Executive Director, Opaque Interactive
XR-Based Training
4. Live Q&A