APATS 2017

APATS 2017

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The Asia Pacific Airline Training Symposium (APATS) is the largest and most influential aviation training event in the Asia Pacific Region. This annual conference and tradeshow brings together senior training professionals and subject matter experts from around the world to share safety and best practice in pilot and cabin crew training.  

Why attend APATS 2017?

APATS is an annual event for the aviation training and simulation community. It connects the industry’s leading professionals serving airlines, regulators, training providers and the training industry.APATS 2016 Figures

APATS Attendees


APATS is an independent and impartial conference and tradeshow that regularly attracts airline personnel, government and regulatory officials, industry professionals and academics. The theme for this year's conference is A Critical Safety-Driven Industry Prepares for the Future.

APATS 2017 will feature two conference streams:



Topics included in this year's conference are:

  • New hire issues and personnel supply and demand
  • Diverse aviation workforces and developing positive training cultures
  • Competency and evidence-based training
  • Instructional techniques and training ROI
  • Simulation technology update and insights
  • Aviation system safety and security
  • Training for new aircraft technologies
  • Safety Management Systems (SMS) and human factors
  • International and national licensing, compliance and regulatory issues
  • Mobile, gaming and eLearning technologies in training
  • Air carrier simulation and training "lessons learned" and incident de-briefs 


Over 50 companies from the training industry showcased at APATS 2016 with latest cutting edge services and solutions. To see the list of last years exhibitors click here.

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

To exhibit at APATS 2017 click here for more information.

APATS 2016 Report

APATS 2016 saw a 17% increase in attendance on the previous year with 560 aviation training professionals from 45 countries and 51 airlines in attendance. For APATS 2016 Halldale become a finalist in the Singapore Tourism Awards 2017 for Best Trade Conference Organiser.

Airlines that attended APATS 2016

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