APATS 2018 Call for Papers
15th Annual Asia Pacific Airline Training Symposium
28-29 August 2018
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Submission Deadline – 30th April 2018
The Journal for Civil Aviation Training (CAT) is now accepting presentation abstracts for Asia’s largest and most influential aviation training conference. A limited number of speaker slots are available at this 15th APATS event, which will be held August 28th and 29th, 2018 at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
The year 2017 will go down in history as the safest year since the start of commercial flying. No casualty in commercial operation is indeed a great achievement. This is certainly the result of years of hard work and dedication of all stakeholders.
But we all know that this unbelievable result will not be repeated unless we continue with the same resilience for the quest for safety. We, as trainers are in the heart of the effort, and our job will not get easier.
The aviation industry continues to deal with enormous growth prospects, a shrinking pool of aviation workers, new regulations and economic challenges.
Feedback from the previous conference indicates that we must continue to focus on best practice: Airlines helping each other finding the best practical solutions to keep going forward in safety, whilst dealing with all the other, conflicting, goals.
Therefore we have chosen for the overall theme of APATS 2018:
Safety Through Efficient Training
Conference programmes are now being developed for three conference streams:
For each of the conference tracks, presentation proposals should address an aspect of aviation training and education in one of the following broad categories:
To propose a presentation for any of the APATS conference streams, please send a maximum 300 word abstract before 30 April 2018.
Submissions should include:
Please title your email “APATS 2018 ABSTRACT” and submit to Jacques Drappier, Conference Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Copy should also be sent to Fiona Greenyer at email@example.com. Authors of accepted speaker proposals will be notified on or before 15 June 2018.
APATS is an “Applied” conference and while full academic papers are not appropriate, we will consider summaries of appropriate aviation training and education research projects, particularly if there is international application.
Preference will be given to air carriers and training organisations with real world training insights, “Lessons Learned” and training “solutions and outcomes” information. In no case will sales presentations be accepted. With the exception of planned breakouts or working groups, actual presentations must fit into the APATS format, which is 20 minutes maximum, followed by a Q&A period.
We sincerely thank all those who propose presentations and will endeavour to respond to all submissions.