IIAC (Incheon International Airport Corporation) and the Halldale Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at WATS 2014 to launch a major new event for the international aviation training industry which will take place next year in Incheon, Korea.
IIAC will host the event, called the APATS Aviation Education and Training Symposium (AAETS) and Halldale will organise it. AAETS will be an Official Event of the South Korea Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT), and will be a sister event to APATS, the Asia Pacific Airline Training Symposium, also organised by Halldale. AAETS will take place at Incheon International Airport on the 10th and 11th February 2015.
The signatories were Mr Andy Smith, president and CEO of the Halldale Group and Mr DongHwa Shin, director of Aviation Training Team of IIAC. The MOU was signed in the presence of Mr JinHO Choi, assistant director of Aviation Personnel Licensing Division from the Korea Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MoLIT).
The aim of AAETS is to promote and develop professional training and education for safer and more efficient operations in commercial aviation, airport operations and air traffic management and to support and build on the principles expounded in the ICAO Next Generation of Aviation Professionals (NGAP) and TRAINAIR PLUS initiatives.