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EATS 2010

The Conference Moves East

The 2010 European Airline Training Symposium (EATS) took place in Istanbul, Turkey, and more than 450 delegates benefited from the expert views expressed during the conference writes Chris Long.

The footprint of EATS covers the whole of the continent of Europe, and in 2010 EATS moved to Istanbul, where Europe and Asia touch – a fascinating city which is the European City of Culture for 2010. This new perspective enabled delegates from not only Europe, but North Africa and the countries from Russia through central Asia to the Gulf states to easily access the event. Consequently not only did delegates from familiar airlines and organisations come along, but there were also many newcomers to the show. These were able to benefit from both the conference and the expert views expressed there, and from the opportunity to network, to build new relationships and to strengthen existing ones.

Expansion

An indication of the scale of the expansion in the surrounding region was given through the example of Turkey. The keynote speech, delivered by Dr. Ali Ariduru, General Director, Turkish Directorate General of Civil Aviation, showed that civil aviation in Turkey continues to expand. “At the beginning of the 2000s, only Turkish Airlines (THY) had scheduled domestic flights from two bases to 25 destinations, (and since then) as a result of steps taken towards deregulation, other airlines have launched scheduled domestic flights. Today, seven airlines fly from seven bases to 46 destinations in Turkey. The number of destinations abroad has reached to over 130 from 70. The most striking thing is that the number of domestic passengers reached 41 million from 8.5 million in 2002, and the number of international passengers reached 45 million from 25 million in 2002. While the total number of passengers was 33 million in 2002, it has reached 85 million in 2009.” Similar rates of expansion are echoed in surrounding countries, so the requirements to train operating and support crews are uniformly increasing, which brings with it challenges of ensuring the essential quality. As Dr. Ariduru pointed out, “When we examined the aviation related adverse events, the greatest problem appeared to be human error and it is still waiting to be solved. The most important step in eliminating human error is training.”

Human Factors

Reflecting the highlighting of Human Factors (HF) issues mentioned in the keynote speech, there were several presentations which explored this issue further. Topics covering careful analysis of Air Safety Reports (ARSs) to better understand what part HF plays in incidents/accidents, the  influence of the approach of a new generation of pilots, the effect of culture on behaviours and the proper delivery of training based on an understanding of HF for both instructors and trainees were all addressed and discussed. A common thread was the critical importance of understanding and using best practice in CRM.

Trainers need to understand the regulatory framework in which they have to deliver training, and there were useful updates on that from both a regulators point of view (EASA) and from an operator’s perspective. Importantly, future movement on those issues was discussed and a variety of views held – which, of course, is what the conference is all about – sharing views and experience.

Given that the technology of both the aircraft and training devices is constantly evolving it is important to keep abreast of what is happening and, critically, how best to train to use this new technology to maximum effect – the approach from both OEMs and users gave a good insight into the present and future state of play. This carried over into the final session, which was a workshop to debate the value of Learning Management Systems (LMS) which, it could be argued, are the glue which binds the whole learning process together.

Networking

The full value of the conference is, of course, to be had when the networking opportunities are used to maximum advantage. Even when the conference planning allows for useful time between sessions, it is often at the evening networking reception that there is the greatest chance to meet new people and renew earlier acquaintances. For many years EATS has rejoiced in the huge support given to it by the hosting country and organisations. This ninth iteration of EATS was no exception, and the evening, hosted by IFTC, was a wonderful celebration of Turkish culture. The fascinating choice of food, music and entertainment created a very relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere, which cemented the bonds between the delegates. Yes, there were certainly work-related conversations going on, but there was also time to absorb some flavour of the national culture – a great event.

With some 450 delegates and exhibitors, EATS continues to grow in numbers and stature in parallel with the other Halldale Media conferences – it seems that the cautious optimism in the industry is reflected in the continuing demand for aviation and the training to support it – long may it last.

For those who would like to study the conference proceedings in greater detail they are available on the Halldale website at www.halldale.com/eats-2010/proceedings 

 


 

EATS 2011 will take place back at the Clarion Congress Hotel, Prague, 8 - 9 November 2011

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The European Aviation Training Symposium (EATS) will be traveling to Istanbul, Turkey for the 2010 event and there is a limited number of presentation slots available. Within the overall conference theme of “A New Era in European Aviation Training," we are accepting short abstracts until July 12, 2010. 
Presentations should fit into one of the following sub-themes: 
European industry future dynamics and growth
Pilot recruitment, selection and primary training 
European flight training regulatory issues and EASA developments
Training for safety and security 
Flight deck human factors
FTO and TRTO training issues
Training for new aircraft and navigation technologies
Advances in simulation technologies 
Positioning training organisations for economic recovery 
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Submission of papers for EATS 2010
Abstracts are required by 12 July, 2010 
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Please title your email ‘EATS ABSTRACT' - and submit to Chris Lehman, Conference Chair at chris@halldale.com. 
Submissions should include 

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The working title of the presentation 
Your full email and postal address 
Up to 150 words abstract 
;">A short biography of the speaker
Actual presentations are 20 minutes in length and should be accompanied by PowerPoint 
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EATS Exhibition
Running alongside the conference we offer a world class exhibition where the latest training equipment and service solutions can be offered to the EATS community. 
Exhibition space is going quickly, if you are interested in exhibiting or sponsoring at EATS 2010 please contact: (ROW) Jeremy Humphrey - jeremy@halldale.com or telephone +44 (0)1252 532009 or (USA) Zenia Bharucha – zenia@halldale.com  tel: +1 407 322 5605.


EATS 2010 'CALL FOR PAPERS'

Abstracts required by 12 July 2010 


 

The European Airline Training Symposium (EATS) will be traveling to Istanbul, Turkey for the 2010 event and there is a limited number of presentation slots available. Within the overall conference theme of  “A New Era in European Aviation Training," we are accepting short abstracts until July 12, 2010

Presentations should fit into one of the following sub-themes: 

  • European industry future dynamics and growth
  • Pilot recruitment, selection and primary training 
  • European flight training regulatory issues and EASA developments
  • Training for safety and security 
  • Flight deck human factors
  • FTO and TRTO training issues
  • Training for new aircraft and navigation technologiesAdvances in simulation technologies Positioning training organisations for economic recovery 

 


Submission of papers for EATS 2010
Abstracts are required by 12 July, 2010 


 

Please title your email ‘EATS ABSTRACT' - and submit to Chris Lehman, Conference Chair at chris@halldale.com. 

Submissions should include: 

  • The working title of the presentation 
  • Your full email and postal address 
  • Up to 150 words abstract 
  • A short biography of the speaker
  • Actual presentations are 20 minutes in length and should be accompanied by PowerPoint.

EATS Exhibition

Running alongside the conference we offer a world class exhibition where the latest training equipment and service solutions can be offered to the EATS community. 

Exhibition space is going quickly, if you are interested in exhibiting or sponsoring at EATS 2010 please contact:

 

(ROW) Jeremy Humphrey - jeremy@halldale.com or telephone +44 (0)1252 532009

(Americas) Zenia Bharucha – zenia@halldale.com   tel: +1 407 322 5605. 

 


EATS News -  In the run up to the show we produce a monthly newsletter which gives you the latest show news, announcements of speaker confirmations and details of the social networking opportunities.  To receive a copy of EATS News please subscribe by clicking here. 


 

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