WATS 2016

WATS 2016

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The 19th World Aviation Training Conference and Tradeshow will run from April 18-21 2016 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando, Florida, USA

WATS 2016 will bring together the global aviation training community and deliver five independent and impartial conference streams alongside the sector’s biggest tradeshow.

Why attend WATS 2016?

WATS is the world’s largest gathering of aviation training professionals from airlines, regulators, training providers and industry with more than 1,200 expected from 50+ countries over three days of conference and tradeshow. WATS offers a relaxed yet professional environment 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.

Monday April 18th: Golf Tournament & Industry Meetings
Tuesday April 19th - Thursday April 21st: Conference & Exhibits Open


The aviation training industry continues to deal with enormous growth prospects, while embracing new aircraft technologies and dealing with a challenging business environment. As ever, the challenge is to embrace training "best practice", maximise personnel transfer-of-training, and achieve optimum human performance and operational safety. It is therefore appropriate that the overall theme of WATS 2016 is "Optimizing Blended Learning and Training Technology."

Please click on the following links to view the latest conference programme for each of the five streams:
•    World Airline Pilot Training
•    Regional Airline Pilot Training
•    Cabin Crew Training
•    Maintenance Training
•    Helicopter Aviation Training


Meet the leading suppliers in the training industry and discover the very latest products and services. With over 70+ exhibiting companies there will never be a better opportunity to do three month’s business in only three days.

This year’s tradeshow promises to be bigger and more varied than ever, with fixed wing and helicopter training providers, equipment and simulator manufacturers, software and content providers, as well as representatives from airlines and regulatory bodies.

Social Program

Receptions, lunches, coffee breaks and the WATS 2016 Golf Tournament are all designed to break down any existing barriers between the different industry groups present at WATS. The aim is to increase the sense of community at the event and aid professional discussion. All WATS participants will have full access to all meals, conference sessions and the exhibit hall.

Student Education & Careers in Aviation

New for 2016 is a formal program to encourage students and help them transition from their college careers to the airline world. For further information please click here.




This year’s event will once again take place at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando. Since the venue hotel is now sold out, an overflow block for WATS is available at the Rosen Inn Pointe. Any WATS attendees who make a reservation at Rosen Inn Pointe will be asked if they would like to be placed on a waiting list for a room at Rosen Shingle Creek, and will be notified if a room there becomes available. To make a hotel reservation for WATS, call 866-996-6338. Online reservations for the WATS rates are no longer available online.

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