Submission Deadline - 30th June 2017

The Halldale Group, publisher of Civil Aviation Training (CAT) magazine is now accepting presentation abstracts for Europe's largest and most influential aviation training conference. A limited number of speaker slots are available for this 16th EATS event, which will be held in Berlin, 31 October to 1 November, 2017, at the Estrel Hotel, Berlin, Germany.

Looking at the industry after a very successful year in 2016, we can all be proud of the safety statistics and the commercial and financial successes, even with the continuing industry security challenges.

Aircraft deliveries are at a record high, and although Europe might not be the fastest growing region, it will still be a challenge to fill all seats with competent crewmembers in the coming years. Regulatory evolution will help but these developments need to be understood and implemented.   The focus of the conference will be how to prepare for the changes that technology, demographics, regulatory environments and our increasing knowledge of human performance will bring to the simulation and training sector.

It is therefore appropriate that the overall theme of EATS 2017 is:

"Adapting Training to a Rapidly Changing European Airline Industry"

As usual we will have two conference streams:

• Air Carrier Pilot Training • Cabin Crew Training

For each of the conference tracks, presentation proposals should address an aspect of aviation training and education in one of the following broad categories:

• New hire issues and personnel supply and demand • European regulatory issues • 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

To propose a presentation for either of the EATS 2017 conference streams, please send a maximum 300 word abstract before 30 June 2017. Abstracts are required to be accompanied by a short biography of the speaker, which should include contact information, title, position and employer, academic background, and any conference presentation experience. Authors of accepted speaker proposals will be notified on or before 30 July, 2017.

Please title your email "EATS 2017 ABSTRACT" and submit to Jacques Drappier, Conference Chair, at Copy should also be sent to Fiona Greenyer at

EATS 2017 is an "Applied" conference, and while full academic papers are not appropriate, we will consider summaries of appropriate aviation training and education research projects, particularly there is international application.

Preference will be given to air carriers and training organisations with real world training insights, "Lessons Learned" and training "solutions and outcomes" information. In no case will sales presentations be accepted. With the exception of planned breakouts or working groups, actual presentations must fit into the EATS format, which is 20 minutes maximum, followed by a Q&A period.

We sincerely thank all those who propose presentations and will endeavour to respond to all submissions.

For more information about EATS 2017, please visit