We hosted the second session of our new CAT Leader Forum series with a webinar discussion about XR Emergence. Our expert panel offered industry know-how and discussed what advances need to be made in terms of technology, regulation, human factors, training content and standards, etc and how do we as industry get there?

Rewatch the essential discussion, that was held on April 29 between: 

  • Mark Dransfield, Simops

  • Helen Heenan, Kura Human Factors

  • Seppo Aaltonen, Varjo

  • Nicolai Rasmussen, Sunclass Airlines

  • Fabi Riesen, Vr Motion

  • Shane Carroll, Airbus

CAT Editor Rick Adams, FRAeS, moderated the session.


About the series:
Last month, Civil Aviation Training (CAT) magazine, held a Heads of Training online meeting to discuss the “HoT” topics facing the airline training community in Europe. CAT recognizes the need to continue this discussion as it is of utmost importance to our industry. With a select group of stakeholders, we will further address the six critical matters on the regulatory and airline horizon in a series of workshops and webinars.


Webinar Date

Skills Decay

7th April 2021

XR Emergence

29th April 2021

Evidence-Based Training/Competency-Based Training & Assessment

27th May 2021

Big Data

1st July 2021


29th July 2021

Remote Learning


Some of these topics have been with us for multiple years; others are more recent or have become more disruptive to airline training because of the pandemic.

Subject matter experts invited by CAT will discuss these topics in greater depth via a series of working groups. Each session will focus on understanding an individual topic in greater depth, assessing the impact on the industry, and raising awareness or recommending a course of action.

The output of these workshops will be showcased in a series of interactive thought-leadership webinars open to the entire airline training community. 

Places are limited to 300.

Halldale members are guaranteed a place, along with all post-event recordings and full reports. To become a Halldale member click here.