Training For Aviation's Next Era

The 21st Europe Airline Training Symposium

8-9 November 2023 • Estoril Congress Centre, Cascais, Portugal


In the ever-evolving landscape of aviation, the quest for safety, efficiency, and effectiveness never ceases. One of the most potent tools in our arsenal is the vast world of Big Data. At the core of this transformation is the use of extensive data sets to enhance aviation training programs, and it's a subject that experts in our field cannot afford to overlook.

At our most recent Heads of Training meeting in Asia, Big Data was a key topic for attendees in Singapore. At EATS 2023, Big Data will again be at the fore of the conference, with Chris Ranganathan, Chief Learning Officer, Civil Aviation Training, CAE & Captain Daniel GanHead of Evidence-Based Training, Singapore Airlines presenting on the 'The Use of Eye Tracking Technologies and Data in Support of CBTA' .

Also speaking on the subject will be Captain Cameron RuckleyTraining Manager Operational Standards, easyJet who will present on: 'Turning Theory into Practice; Using Data Effectively to Demonstrably Improve Recurrent Training'.

The Big Data Difference

Big data in aviation training encompasses a wealth of information, including flight data, incident reports, crew feedback, and even passenger feedback. It's the culmination of countless experiences, each packed with insights waiting to be unveiled. By harnessing the power of big data analytics, aviation training programs can draw out this valuable information to boost safety, streamline operations, and optimize training efficiency.

Enhancing Safety Analysis

One of the standout applications of big data in aviation training is safety analysis. With access to comprehensive data sets, aviation professionals can delve into incident reports, pilot and crew feedback, and flight data to uncover patterns and trends. This level of analysis goes beyond traditional approaches, allowing us to pinpoint potential areas of concern and develop targeted training solutions.

But here's the catch: while the potential of big data is immense, making sense of these data sets requires more than just access. It demands specialised tools and skilled personnel with the expertise to navigate the complexities of aviation data. The origin and quality of data also play pivotal roles. Reliable and consistent data sources are essential to draw accurate conclusions and make informed decisions.

The Path Forward

As we stand on the cusp of an era dominated by data-driven insights, aviation training experts must lead the charge. The era of big data in aviation training is not just a trend; it's the way forward.

For aviation training experts, this means not only embracing big data but actively participating in the development of data-driven strategies. As we embark on this journey, we encourage our fellow experts to explore the vast possibilities that big data offers. It's a realm where training programs can adapt in real-time, where efficiency can be optimized, and where safety can be elevated to new heights.

  1. Stay Informed: Dive into the world of big data in aviation training and explore its potential applications. Don't be left behind in this data-driven revolution.

  2. Collaborate: Connect with fellow experts, share insights, and contribute to the conversation on the role of big data in shaping the future of aviation training.

The era of big data in aviation training is upon us. Are you ready to lead the charge?