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The Halldale Group

Halldale is a modelling, simulation and training company in the B2B media space. Halldale is unique by having a global team of expert writers who are also simulation and training experts.Our editorial team comprises of ex-forces training personnel, ex-airline personnel, practicing medical training experts and ex-simulation industry people. Halldale has a dedicated publishing and event team working around the world. 

Halldale dominates the simulation and training information arena with a compelling combination of acclaimed simulation and training publications, aviation training conferences and tradeshows, electronic news and online information sources.

Our Magazines:

CAT – 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.

MS&T – 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.


Medical Training Magazine 

Improving Performance, Improving Outcomes

Medical Training Magazine aims to promote the best education and training practices for the next generation of healthcare professionals. Medical Training Magazine is written by professionals in medicine, simulation and training who are recognised leaders with many years of experience. Medical Training Magazine addresses the needs of medical practitioners, educators and academics around the world. Medical Training Magazine features innovations in healthcare education including the latest simulations developed to train different medical professionals at various stages of their education, as well as curriculum advancements to develop the knowledge and skills needed to ensure patient safety and reduce healthcare cost.


Our Conferences:

World Aviation Training Conference & Tradeshow (WATS)

WATS brings together the global aviation training community and deliver five independent and impartial conference streams alongside the sector's biggest tradeshow.

WATS is the world's largest gathering of aviation training professionals from airlines, regulators training providers and industry. WATS offers a relaxed, yet professional environmet conducive with 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.

WATS 2017 - 2-4 May 2017
Rosen Shingle Creek Resort,
Orlando, Florida, USA


Asia Pacific Airline Training Symposium - APATS

APATS delivers a focused, executive level treatment of Asia-Pacific airline training and simulation issues. This dynamic event provokes debate through stimulating presentations and outstanding networking opportunities. It provides an exciting chance to share experiences and to question regional and global experts in the pilot training business.

APATS 2017 - 29-30 August 2017
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 


European Airline Training Symposium - EATS

EATS explores European expertise in aviation flight training and simulation. With its accompanying exhibition, EATS provides a uniquely European perspective on civil aviation training and attracts conference delegates speakers and exhibitors from around the globe. Since inception, a hallmark of EATS is the quality of attendees – quite literally the majority of the senior personalities that drive the global airline training and simulation industry.

EATS 2017 - 31 October - 1 November 2017
Estrel Hotel, Berlin, Germany 



Why Simulation?

Simulation is typically used as a tool in cases where the cost is too high, or the situation unacceptably dangerous, for the operator to use the original equipment. If damage to the equipment, operator or the operator's clients could happen from training then simulation is the answer.

The most widespread use of Simulation is therefore in Training (S&T) in the use of complex equipment typically in complex and/or dangerous situations. It is also widely used in the design and development of complex products, high tech equipment, buildings etc. and as a sales tool allowing potential users to ‘walk through’ a finished product or view it, for example, in a different color or layout.

Originally developed for flight training in the earliest years of flight, simulation is now used throughout the military, the airline industry, most forms of land transport, mining, power generation and medicine from nursing to surgery.

This site – Delivering Simulation and Training Information

Searching for the simulation industry via national industry classifications is unlikely to return much information. Companies are usually listed under their area of principal involvement e.g. aerospace,  medical, IT or computing. You may find reference to training companies but the coverage will be extremely broad. On this website you will be able to identify simulation and training companies, what they do and who they do it for. Other websites focus almost exclusively on defense applications or more general education.

Certain technologies are common to many of the applications to which simulation is applied. Generally most high tech simulation devices use a number of common technologies that, when integrated into a device, produce the simulation needed.  Some of these technologies, products and simulator subsystems include modeling of other hardware and the environment, a visual system and display, a force feedback or resistance device, perhaps a motion generator and the various computers and IT products to connect and run them. 

Effective training does not end with technology. You will need to add to this the teaching and learning techniques required to offer good instruction and a relevant curriculum, including training needs analysis and a delivery system (for example the web). In the Directory section of this site you will find the organizations that offer the modeling, simulation and training technologies and techniques covered in our editorial and conferences. 

We are not yet aware of any country that has identified this specific sector in its industry listings. We’d be happy to hear from you if you have more information! Please contact

Halldale Media Group is registered in England Reg. No: 2734812 VAT No: 591 9090 13
Pembroke House, 8 St. Christopher's Place, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 0NH, UK

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