Training for Aviation’s Next Era

The 20th European Airline Training Symposium

8-9 November 2022 • Estrel Hotel, Berlin, Germany


How do ATOs best modernise for the demands of commercial pilot training in 2023 and beyond? How much investment in new technologies is right for your ATO, do you need more or fewer instructors and what qualities should they possess? The questions are endless.

Thankfully, expert advice is on hand to help you and your business identify and find solutions for the challenges that await pilot training now and in the future. Thomas Leoff, chair of the International Association of Aviation personnel schools (IAAPS) and Manager Training Standards within Lufthansa Aviation Training, will use his session at EATS 2022 to discuss these exact issues. He will use his vast experience to identify the problems that lie ahead in the industry as well as the providing the solutions to overcome them.

Thomas has been in the aviation training business for over 30 years and is a recognized expert in day-to-day practical training management as well as in the field of developing the future training environment. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, a member of the EASA´s Stakeholder Advisory Board (SAB) and an industry observer in the EASA Management Board´s PAR group (Programming and Resources Advisory Group). He is also a chair of EASA´s Flight Standards Technical Committee (FS.TEC), a member of the Aircrew Training Policy Group (ATPG) and EASA´s Commercial Aeroplane Safety Committee (CAS.COM).

In Berlin, at the 20th edition of EATS, he will be joined by Captain Colin Rydon, the CEO of Pilot Flight Academy, and ALSIM Sales Director Audrey Jeffroy for this informative knowledge share for ATOs. They will look at sustainability, competition and modernisation, factoring legal requirements and economic feasibility.

Make sure you don't miss out on a place at this important session by registering for EATS 2022 today.

EATS 2022 is supported by the training industry and subject matter experts like Thomas are attending to provide practical solutions for those day-to-day challenges you face in your business. These sessions and discussions will allow the airline training community to share best practice, lessons learned and the challenges of recovery and return to growth.

The full details of our conference programmes are available here

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