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WATS 2017

WATS 2017

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Maintenance Training Conference


WATS 2017 Conference Chair: Chris Lehman, Editor-in-Chief, CAT Magazine

Moderator: Dr. Bill Johnson, FAA
 

Day 1 – Tuesday 2nd May 2017

0900-1000  Session 1 - Opening Remarks and Keynote Addresses (all conference tracks)
 
1) Christopher A. Hart, Member, National Transportation Safety Board
2) Captain Miguel Marin, Acting Chief, Operational Safety Section, ICAO
The Future of ICAO PANS-TRG 
 
1000-1100  Coffee
 
1100-1230  Session 2 – The Opening Act: Perspectives on the Future of Aviation Training (all conference tracks)
 
1) Captain Torbjorn Wischer, Global Leader Training Strategy, CAE
Data-driven Training Insights
2) Robin Glover-Faure, Vice President Airline Training, L3 Commercial Training Solutions
Total Training Solutions, From Pilot to Aircraft Maintainer 
3) Captain Jean-Michel Bigarré, Head of Training, Airbus Training Services & Captain Harry Nelson, Executive Ops Advisor to VP Airbus Safety
The Future of Training
4) Jin Ho Choi, Deputy Director, Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
Korean Government's Policy Model on Pilot Training & Supply 
 
1230-1400  Lunch
 
1400-1530  Session 3 – New Learners & New Instructional Approaches
 
1) Ramzi Mansour, Head of Joramco Academy
2) Michael E. McDaniel, General Manager Aircraft Maintenance Training, ExpressJet Airlines
3) Dr. Tim Welsh, Executive Director, National Center for Aviation Training (NCAT)
 
1530-1615  Coffee
 
1615-1745  Session 4 – Preparing Learners for Voluntary Reporting Systems
 
1) Dr. Bill Johnson, Chief Scientific Advisor, FAA
Fatigue Risk Management
2) D Smith, Program Manager, US DOT Transportation Safety Institute
Accidents/Incidents and Human Error Reporting
3) Gordon Dupont, President, System Safety Services/Creator of the 'Dirty Dozen'
 

 
Day 2 – Wednesday 3rd May 2017
 
0900-1030  Session 5 – Maintenance Trainees and Trainers
 
1) Dave O'Brien, Vice President, Business Development, Modest Tree
2) Tim Mobley, Manager, Technical Operations Training, FedEx Express
3) Frank Hugger, Director Sales & Marketing, MINT Software Systems
 
1030-1115  Coffee
 
1115-1245  Session 6A – Design, Develop and Measure Training
 
1) Rhonda Cooper, Instructional System Designer, Boeing & William Smith, Maintenance Training Manager, Air Wisconsin Airlines
2) Bruce Hall, General Manager of Customer Training, Pratt & Whitney Engines & Dr. Bill Cox, Management and Excellence, SA
Return on Investment and Reliability from Engine Maintenance Training
 
1245-1415  Lunch
 
1415-1545  Session 6B – Workshop - "Houston, We Have a Problem" ... Is It Training?  (Cabin Crew & Maintenance)
 
Dan Duren, Learning Consultant, Southwest Airlines University
 
1545-1630  Coffee
 
1630-1800  Session 6C – Workshop - Do Your Performance Objectives Scream, "I Get No Respect!"? (Cabin Crew & Maintenance)
 
Rex Conner, Lead Partner, Mager Consortium
 

 
Day 3 – Thursday 4th May 2017
 
0900-1030  Session 7 – S&T Technology Future Trends Outlook (all conference tracks)
 
1) Brad Southwick, Principal Engineering Manager, Rockwell Collins
Visual System Technologies for Immersive Training Environments 
2) Michael S. French, Chief Operating Officer, LSI, Inc.
Virtual Training IS the New Reality! 
3) Joel Flinois, Helicopter Simulation Product Line Manager, Thales Training & Simulation
Virtual Reality: A New Dimension for Helicopter Simulation 
 
1030-1115  Coffee
 
1115-1245  Session 8 – Special Panel: Harnessing the Power of New Learning Environments (all conference tracks)
 
Special panel led by Dr. Suzanne Kearns, will focus on the key strategies that are known to increase learning and retention. Panelists will offer specific examples from their own operational backgrounds and research.  
 
Panelists will include:
Captain Ken Shrum, Head of Training - Americas, Boeing Flight Services
Dr. Kenneth Byrnes, Assistant Dean, College of Aviation, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Captain Amit Singh, Consultant
Lori J. Brown, Associate Professor, Western Michigan University, College of Aviation
 

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