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WATS 2010

WATS 2010

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World Aviation Training Conference & Tradeshow 2010

Date: 27-29 April 2010
Venue: 
Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando, Florida, USA

 

Exceptional networking opportunities, extraordinary speakers, and exciting new technologies were the order of the day at this year’s WATS, the biggest aviation training show this year.

More than 900 aviation training executives, decision makers and regulatory personnel, close to the highest ever attendance, from 391 companies, 93 airlines, and 48 countries participated in conferences targeted to their individual disciplines.

They met colleagues, suppliers, and customers in the 40,000 square-foot exhibition hall that featured the latest products and services of 60 of the top training companies, suppliers and manufacturers in the industry.  
WATS attendees heard FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt urge airlines to sponsor organizational cultures that foster professionalism through the establishment of safety management systems (SMS) within their own management structures. They also participated in their choice of more than 60 other presentations given in the four WATS Pilot, RATS Pilot, Maintenance and Cabin Crew conference streams. 
The SCSI Cabin Safety Symposium and the WATS Cabin Training Conference merged this year, making it the only dedicated safety and training conference of its kind. 
WATS hosted three professional associations that held their own conferences, classes and meetings at WATS including the RAA Training Committee, the FAA NSP, the Aviation Industry Computer Based Training Committee (AICC), and both ATA Pilots and Maintainers. The RAA ran a WATS Breakout session that covered an overview of the anticipated impact of pending legislation that would affect U.S. regional carriers. 
WATS 2010 presenters represented a wide cross-section of the aviation industry, from other aviation associations and organizations to regulatory agencies, airlines, training providers and academia – including the Air Line Pilots Association, the Association of Flight Attendants, FAA, ICAO and Transport Canada. 
They gave an in-depth look at current and future regulatory issues, industry best practices, safety, security, and the latest developments in training technologies and curricula.
Executives from Delta, Southwest, United, Skywest, Mesaba, Compass, Expressjet, Mandala and Czech Airlines gave presentations from an airline perspective, And training providers – including CAE, Thales, Boeing Training, Oxford Aviation Academy, Delta Connection Academy and others – talked about the latest in training solutions 
On the extensive show floor, several exhibitors announced new products and services during the course of the WATS event. Rockwell Collins announced the first delivery of its new advanced Edge 737 NG Full Flight Simulator (FFS) to the Pan Am International Flight Academy’s North American training center in Miami. Pan Am announced a new training center with initially two FSS to be based at Orlando International Airport. Air Campus announced its plan to open its Air Campus Simuflite Center international aviation training facility at the Lyon-Saint Exupery airport in Lyon, France, which is scheduled for an April 2011 debut. And SimJet announced and displayed its new tactile Airbus A320 procedures trainer.
WATS was a spectacular event – so good, that all training industry personnel should plan on attending WATS next year.  Mark your calendars now for WATS 2011, April 19 – 21 in Orlando, Florida

They met colleagues, suppliers, and customers in the 40,000 square-foot exhibition hall that featured the latest products and services of 60 of the top training companies, suppliers and manufacturers in the industry.  

WATS attendees heard FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt urge airlines to sponsor organizational cultures that foster professionalism through the establishment of safety management systems (SMS) within their own management structures. They also participated in their choice of more than 60 other presentations given in the four WATS Pilot, RATS Pilot, Maintenance and Cabin Crew conference streams. 

The SCSI Cabin Safety Symposium and the WATS Cabin Training Conference merged this year, making it the only dedicated safety and training conference of its kind. 

WATS hosted three professional associations that held their own conferences, classes and meetings at WATS including the RAA Training Committee, the FAA NSP, the Aviation Industry Computer Based Training Committee (AICC), and both ATA Pilots and Maintainers. The RAA ran a WATS Breakout session that covered an overview of the anticipated impact of pending legislation that would affect U.S. regional carriers. 

WATS 2010 presenters represented a wide cross-section of the aviation industry, from other aviation associations and organizations to regulatory agencies, airlines, training providers and academia – including the Air Line Pilots Association, the Association of Flight Attendants, FAA, ICAO and Transport Canada. 

They gave an in-depth look at current and future regulatory issues, industry best practices, safety, security, and the latest developments in training technologies and curricula.

Executives from Delta, Southwest, United, Skywest, Mesaba, Compass, Expressjet, Mandala and Czech Airlines gave presentations from an airline perspective, And training providers – including CAE, Thales, Boeing Training, Oxford Aviation Academy, Delta Connection Academy and others – talked about the latest in training solutions 

On the extensive show floor, several exhibitors announced new products and services during the course of the WATS event. Rockwell Collins announced the first delivery of its new advanced Edge 737 NG Full Flight Simulator (FFS) to the Pan Am International Flight Academy’s North American training center in Miami. Pan Am announced a new training center with initially two FSS to be based at Orlando International Airport. Air Campus announced its plan to open its Air Campus Simuflite Center international aviation training facility at the Lyon-Saint Exupery airport in Lyon, France, which is scheduled for an April 2011 debut. And SimJet announced and displayed its new tactile Airbus A320 procedures trainer.

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