Asia Pacific Airline Training Symposium Chair, Captain Jacques Drappier, interviews Chris Ranganathan, Chief Learning Officer at CAE, to talk all things Big Data as part of the APATS Heads of Training series.

An experienced pilot, Chris has been involved in pilot training and management for more than 30 years. During his career, he has led the operations and training departments at several airlines, where he was instrumental in the introduction of innovative training concepts such as AQP, EBT and MPL. In his current role, he is responsible for leading CAE’s Global Civil Training Organisation, including Regulatory Affairs, Training Policy & Learning Science, Aviation Safety, Quality Assurance and Training Performance.

Chris and Jacques had a productive discussion, coming to the conclusion that standardisation in data collection was essential in enabling useful data exchange and that more globally accepted training was required for instructors. 

The APATS Heads of Training workshop took place virtually in 2022, with some 50 heads of training from across the region discussing some key topics. As well as EBT, the group also looked at UPRT, Big Data, Skills Decay, XR VR and selection and ab initio training.

Capt Drappier has posted interviews with a number of subject experts on these topics, be sure to catch the entire series.

We are looking forward to hosting the meetings in person at APATS 2023, live in Singapore from August 29-30.