Training Solutions for Aviation Training Professionals

The 25th World Aviation Training Summit

18-20 April 2023 • Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, Florida


The world of eVTOL/AAM is coming, are you ready?

The introduction of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft presents new challenges and opportunities for pilot training and operations.

Our esteemed panel of:

Chris Courtney, Director of Advanced Air Mobility, Civil Aviation Training Solutions, CAE, 

Captain Chris Ranganathan, Chief Learning Officer, CAE Civil Aviation Training Solutions,

Sergio Quito, Senior Advisor, Safety & Flight Operations, GOL,

....will take a deep dive into the intricacies of piloting eVTOL/AAM aircraft and the unique challenges and opportunities that come with operating under an eVTOL Air Operator Certificate (AOC).  

The conversation with the vastly experienced panel will explore the operational differences being addressed to ensure the success of eVTOL/AAM operations.

The trio will also analyse the cutting-edge training methods and technologies being used to prepare pilots for the unique challenges and complexities of eVTOL aircraft. From virtual and mixed reality simulations to innovative collaboration with operating companies, the panel will showcase how these efforts are ensuring successful day one operations for eVTOL aircraft, and the future of eVTOL training.

The session contributes to an action packed three days of discussion at WATS 2023. Click here to see the full pilot conference, sponsored by Touch & Go Solutions, and plan your visit to WATS!

More about the panel

Chris Courtney is Director of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) at CAE with the vision to bring innovative high-tech training and operational support solutions to build the aviation workforce of tomorrow for AAM. Before CAE, Chris was Head of Flight Operations at Uber Elevate, Commercial Flight Operations Lead at Joby Aviation and operationalized a nationwide sUAS company from scratch. He also served 20 years in the U.S. Army and Coast Guard as a senior aviator, instructor pilot and leader accumulating over 3,000 flight hours.

Captain Chris Ranganathan has been involved in pilot training and management for over 20 years, in an aviation career spanning more than 30 years. He holds a a master’s degree in aviation management and is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

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 Civil Global Training Organisation, including Regulatory Affairs, Training Policy & Learning Science, Aviation Safety, Quality Assurance and Training Performance.

Sergio Quito is GOL’s Safety & Flight Operations Senior Advisor and Chairman of the Safety & Operations Committee. He has 43 years of aviation experience, accumulating around 20.000 hours of flight time in narrow and wide bodies’ airliners.

He is the head of an eVTOL implementation project and Joint Working Group with Avolon and Vertical Aerospace.