WATS 2017

WATS 2017

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20th World Aviation Training Conference and Tradeshow -
The First World Aviation Training Summit

WATS 2017 will bring together the global aviation training community and deliver five independent and impartial conference streams alongside the sector’s biggest tradeshow.

Aviation Simulation and Training: A Critical Safety-Driven Industry Prepares for the Future

Why attend WATS 2017?

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 46 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.



The aviation training industry continues to deal with enormous growth prospects, while embracing new aircraft technologies and dealing with a challenging business and demographic environment. As ever, the challenge is to embrace training "best practice", maximize personnel transfer-of-training, and achieve optimum human performance and operational safety. WATS 2017 will look into all of these aspects through five conference streams focusing on different areas of the aviation industry. The theme for this year's conference is "Aviation Simulation and Training: A Critical Safety-Driven Industry Prepares for the Future."



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.

To see the list of confirmed exhibitors click here.


Social Program

Receptions, lunches, coffee breaks and the WATS 2017 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.

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