Ground Ops Training Conference

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APATS 2023 cabin crew

APATS 2024 is entirely dedicated to airline simulation and training, allowing you to discover the latest innovative training solutions. New for APATS 2024, the Ground Ops Training Conference will provide practical solutions for your day to day challenges and offer key insights into the future of the industry.

To find out more about the APATS speakers, and to read what they’ll be talking about, click on their name or go straight to the Meet the Speakers & Moderators page.

APATS Conference Chair: Captain Jacques Drappier

Day 1 – Tuesday 10th September 2024

0900-1030  Session 1 – Opening Remarks & Keynote Addresses (all conference streams)
1) Captain Adrian Amaladoss, Divisional Vice President, Flight Operations Training & Standards, Singapore Airlines
2) Captain Ashim Mittra, Senior Vice President Flight Operations, IndiGo
3) Airline Manufacturer Flight Training Association (AMFTA) Panel

1030-1115  Coffee Break
Sponsored by: Symbiotics

1115-1245  Session 2
Pilot Training Conference
Cabin Crew Training Conference
Maintenance Training Conference

1245-1415  Lunch

1415-1545  Session 3
1) David N. Studden, Senior Manager, Business Development, Etihad Aviation Training
People-Powered (AI)rports of the Future
2) Dr. Khalid Bawazeer
, Director Continuous Studies Training, Saudia Academy
Aviation Company Resource Management (ACRM)
3) Simon Barker
, Manager, Airport & Crew Training, British Airways Global Learning Academy & Pascale Long, Manager, Safety, Quality & Compliance, British Airways Global Learning Academy
Taking Flight Together: Unifying Cabin Crew & Ground Ops Training

1545-1630  Coffee Break
Sponsored by: Symbiotics

1630-1800  Session 4
1) Simon Miles, Managing Director, Miles Aviation Consultancy
Effective Training for Safety
2) Davy Snowdon MBE
, CEO & Founder, Pristine Condition International
Navigating the Skies of Aviation Culture Change
3) Søren Seindal Agner
, CEO, AEROTEAM Training Solutions
Active Learning for Ground Ops

1800-1900  Networking Reception
Exhibition Hall

Day 2 – Wednesday 11th September 2024

0900-1030  Session 5
Pilot Training Conference
Cabin Crew Training Conference
Maintenance Training Conference

1030-1115  Coffee Break

1115-1245  Session 6 – Roundtable Workshop
Challenges and Best Practices for Ground Operations Training

1245-1415  Lunch

1415-1545  Session 7
Pilot Training Conference
Cabin Crew Training Conference
Maintenance Training Conference

1545-1630 Coffee Break

1630-1800  Session 8 – Future and Emerging Technologies (all conference streams)
1) Neil Waterman, Commercial Aviation Director, ASTi
AI: The Force Multiplier for Pilot Training (How SATCE & Virtual Instruction Will Power-up Pilot Training)
2) Frank Rister, Test Pilot/Senior Researcher Pilot Training, inTrim GmbH & Nils Bartling, Managing Director/Examiner, inTrim GmbH
Designing Flight Training for Future eVTOL Pilots
3) Cameron Tribe, Senior Industry Fellow – Aviation Academy, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Virtual Reality for Teaching Pilot Decision Making

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