WATS 2016

WATS 2016

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Maintenance Training Conference Proceedings

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WATS 2016 Conference Chair: Chris Lehman, Editor-in-Chief, CAT Magazine

Maintenance Conference Moderator: Dr. Bill Johnson, FAA
Day 1 – Tuesday 19th April 2016

Session 1 - Opening Remarks and Keynote Addresses (all conference tracks)

1) Michael Huerta, FAA Administrator
2) Earl Weener, Board Member, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) → PDF

Session 2 – The Opening Act: Industry Thought Leadership - Next Generation Training Needs (all conference tracks)
1) Captain David Owens, Senior Director, Flight Crew Training Policy & Captain Jean-Michel Bigarré, Head of Training, Airbus
3) Captain Torbjorn Wischer, Global Leader Training Strategy, CAE

Session 3 – Training Analysis and Development

1) Amrish Pathack, Aviation Management Master Trainer, AirBusiness Academy, Toulouse
Principles of Training Design → PDF
2) Denis Manson, Instructional Designer, Aviation Australia
3) Kyle Crooks, VP and General Manager, Mission and Maintenance Training, TRU Simulation + Training

Session 4 – Alternate Training Delivery Methods
1) Hans Mayer, Head of Authorization & Licensing, Product Division Maintenance, Lufthansa Technik
2) D. Smith, Senior Air Safety Investigator, US Department of Transportation

Day 2 – Wednesday 20th April 2016

Session 5 – Regulations, Challenges & Trends

1) Carlos Unger, Training Manager, Maintenance Training, Embraer S.A.
International Regulations Accepting Training Devices in Lieu of Aircraft → PDF
2) Terry Michmerhuizen, Associate Professor, College of Aviation, Western Michigan University
3) Nusret Bülent Topcu, Quality & Standardization Lead, Training Directorate, Turkish Technic
Session 6 – Panel on Next Generation Training Analysis, Development & Delivery Tools

1) Joaquin Villarreal, MTN Chairman
A4A MTN and ATA Spec 104 - Guidelines for Aircraft Maintenance Training → PDF
2) Steve Huffman, Training Manager, Jet Maintenance Consulting Corp.
Collaboration → PDF
3) David O’Brien (Panel Moderator), Vice President Business Development, Modest Tree
BREAKOUT Session I (combined Maintenance & Cabin Crew streams)

Guaranteeing Training Results with Mager's CRI → PDF
Rex Conner, Co-Founder & Lead Partner, Mager Consortium
Dan Duren, Learning Consultant, Southwest Airlines University

BREAKOUT Session II (combined Maintenance & Cabin Crew streams)

Beyond CBT: Game-Based Training Efficacy, Efficiency and Applications for Training → PDF
Amanda Bond, Principal/Lead Human Performance Engineer, Cubic Global Defense
Kellie White, Training Manager, Safety and Emergency Procedures, Emirates Airline

Day 3 – Thursday 21st April 2016

Session 7 – Simulation Technology Update (all conference tracks)

2) Justin Knaplund, Senior Staff Display Systems Engineer, FlightSafety International, Visual Systems
3) Tobe Ehmann, Simulation & Test Business Development Manager, Americas, Moog
The New Generation of Electric Motion → PDF

Session 8 – Mobile, e-Learning and New Media Insights (all conference tracks)

1) Dr. Suzanne Kearns, Associate Professor, University of Western Ontario
2) Professor Lori J. Brown, Western Michigan University, College of Aviation
3) Kim Halat, CTO, Avsoft International

Save the Date for WATS 2017
2-4 May 2017, Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando, USA


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