The 24th edition of the World Aviation Training Summit (WATS), 3-5 May in Orlando, Florida, will feature presentations from global simulation and training experts on an array of the most talked-about pilot training topics in the industry.

In between an opening Airline Training Leader Roundtable on What’s Next for the Airline Training Industry? and the closing special industry panel on Leveraging Data Analytics to Enhance Flight Training and Promote Safety, presentations will address:

  • The emerging eVTOL opportunity
  • Our annual FAA Update
  • The FSTD Capability Signature (FCS) Task-to-Tool Approach
  • The Pilot Shortage and Training Bubble
  • Pilot Pipeline solutions from AABI, ERAU and PABC
  • Evolving ICAO Standards and Guidance
  • The latest Technology Enablers, including:
  • - Game engines
    - Flight data animation
    - Eye-tracking
    - XR
    - VR (for UPRT)
    - Immersive devices for helicopters
    - AI
    - The Cloud
    - Digital threads
  • Plus Wellness, Diversity, Sustainability.

“This promises to be a powerhouse lineup of presentations,” said Rick Adams, FRAeS, Chair of the International and Regional Pilot Training program for WATS 2022. “Our speakers include many of the leading luminaries in their respective fields from OEMs, academia, regulators, technology developers, and training providers.”

“I sense a new energy in the training and simulation community. We’ve been through a lot, and we’re eager to get on with rebuilding the professional and personal networks that lead to collaboration, innovation, and enhanced safety.”