As another year draws to a close, we reflect on the challenges our industry has conquered over the last 12 months and the achievements made. It’s been an intense journey, embracing new technologies in our fourth industrial revolution, whilst battling worldwide staffing issues as we return to the skies following the pandemic.  

Key to moving forward has been the determination and agility of our global community to come together and learn from each other as to how best navigate the future. Critical agendas need better understanding for those working within them and new technologies require further education and best practice examples. Collaboration is key, especially as regions grow at a varying pace in a post-Covid world.

Our goal at Halldale is to be the catalyst and hub for simulation training, so we’re looking to the future, learning from last year to better build and shape 2023 activities to meet the needs of our community.



Our 2022 live events proved just how important conference and networking is to our fast-changing community. Over 45% of our event attendees joined us for the first-time last year, with these new faces taking ownership for developing S&T business.  

In 2023, we will be back in Orlando, Florida on 18-20 April for WATS where we will celebrate our 25th Anniversary of the world’s largest aviation training event.

We’re also returning live to Singapore for APATS 2023, after a three-year enforced gap. The Asian market is on a sharp trajectory to get back to business, and we’ll be supporting that with a full conference and tradeshow.

EATS 2023 is moving to a brand-new venue next year. Cascais, Portugal, offers the European aviation training community a spectacular new home in an aviation hub which has rapid growth on its agenda.  A beautiful location which offers lots to see and do whilst hosting Europe’s leading aviation training event. Dates are Wednesday 8 – Thursday 9 November 2023.



We’ll be supporting our live events with a series of CAT Leader Forum webinars, tackling the largest topics and issues facing our industry. We’ve got three dates lined up so far, with more to come:

Environment APS MCC - Jan 24th

CBTA - March 28th

Competency to Tools - May 30th



We launched our new Aviation Training Leader Forum community at EATS 2022 and have already seen great enthusiasm for this invitation only, peer-to-peer online group. Hosting the industry’s decision makers together will allow for continued development of best practice strategy. When applicable, we’ll be sharing learnings to our wider community. Watch this space!



Relevant, topic-based information in an easy to consume format is what we’ve been asked for, so that’s what we’re producing! Our infopods will provide best practice examples, featured content, white papers, news stories and more on specialist subjects – everything you need to tackle a project or challenge!  



CAT Magazine remains the only internationally recognised publication dedicated to the civil aviation training sector. We’ll be publishing three issues next year, offering show previews, the latest industry insights from around the world, and of course the opportunity for you to promote your business and services ahead of our live events.

Your busy lives mean our content must be available online and on-demand. So our Halldale website offers more free information than ever, categorized by the latest topics, including recruitment and retention, eVTOL, pilot and cabin crew training plus many more.  

We’re looking forward to a very successful 2023 and continuing to evolve and adapt to the needs of our very special industry. We look forward to seeing you on the journey. Thank you for your continued support and we wish you and your colleagues and families a very Merry Christmas.


See you in 2023!

CAT 2023