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Reset, Restart, Rebuild

Collaborating to Develop the Future of Aviation Training

The Global ATS-V conference programme will feature 27 hours of content delivered over three days. 60 expert speakers will share their insights on the most pressing topics and challenges facing pilot, cabin crew and maintenance training, with the goal that together we can navigate a path to future growth and prosperity. Attendees will be able to engage in live Q&A sessions with all our speakers. 

For our European attendees, conference sessions will start at 0830 GMT/0930 CET and then link with the North American community at 0830 EST. This will allow an overlap of joint sessions covering content of value to all attendees. 

At the end of each session, recordings of the presentations will be available to watch on-demand for all registered attendees. 

Conference Programme

Day 1 - Tuesday 10th November 2020

* UTC – Coordinated Universal Time : CET – Central European Time : EST – Eastern Standard Time (US) : CST – Central Standard Time (US)

Click on an individual speaker name or presentation title to read more about the speaker and what their presentation will be focusing on. 

EUROPEAN FOCUS

0830 (UTC) : 0930 (CET)
Session 1 – Opening Remarks & Keynote Address
Dr. Valerie Manning, Senior Vice President, Customer Support, Airbus    

0900-1000 (UTC) : 1000-1100 (CET)
Session 2: Pilot – EASA Panel
Bernard Bourdon, Head of Aircrew & Medical Department EASA
Francesco Gaetani, Manager, Air Operations Implementation Section, EASA
Daan Dousi, Manager, Aircrew & Medical Standards & Implementation Section, EASA
Ascanio Russo, Flight Crew Licensing Expert, EASA
Capt. Giancarlo Buono, Director Safety and Flight Operations, Europe, IATA
Jani Hottola, Special Advisor, Traficom / Member of EASA General Aviation Task Force

Live Q&A

1000-1030 (UTC) : 1100-1130 (CET)
Sponsored Video Break

1030-1130 (UTC) : 1130-1230 (CET)
Session 3: Pilot – Training Tools
Yann Lardet, Vice President, Flight Operations Support & Training Standards, Airbus
An Aircraft Manufacturer Through the Crisis
Mark Dransfield, Partner, Sim Ops Solutions & Captain Philip Adrian, Chief Executive Officer, MPS
Optimizing the Use of Aviation Training Devices: Post-COVID Training and Learning
Live Q&A

1130-1300 (UTC) : 1230-1400 (CET)
Sponsored Video Break/Networking



GLOBAL FOCUS

1300-1330 (UTC) : 1400-1430 (CET) : 0800-0830 (EST) : 0700-0730 (CST)
Keynote Presentation
Nick Leontidis, President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions, CAE
Understand, Rethink, and Learn – How to Emerge Stronger Than Ever

1330-1430 (UTC) : 1430-1530 (CET) : 0830-0930 (EST) : 0730-0830 (CST)
Session 4: Pilot – Big Data
Chris Ranganathan, Chief Learning Officer, CAE
Agility, Humanity, Innovation and Resilience Through Adversity
Peter Tholen, Training Standards Captain, L3Harris
Pilot Training – A Data Driven Journey

Live Q&A

1430-1500 (UTC) : 1530-1600 (CET) : 0930-1000 (EST) : 0830-0900 (CST)
Sponsored Video Break

1500-1600 (UTC) : 1600-1700 (CET) : 1000-1100 (EST) : 0900-1000 (CST)
Session 5: Cabin Crew – Our Passengers
Eric Lipp, Executive Director/Founder & Craig Kennedy, Consultant & Course Trainer Open Doors Organization
Travelers with Disabilities and Covid-19
Tagg Petersen, Senior Strategic Learning Partner, Inflight Training, Jamie Dotson, Manager Employee Insights, Inflight Operations, Kari Kriesel, Mgr IF Safety Standards & Reg Compliance, Inflight Operations, Southwest Airlines & Elaine McCartin, Corporate Partnerships and Training Manager, Polaris
A Safety Story: Teaming Up Against Human Trafficking
Live Q&A

1600-1630 (UTC) : 1700-1730 (CET) : 1100-1130 (EST) : 1000-1030 (CST)
Sponsored Video Break

1630-1730 (UTC) : 1730-1830 (CET) : 1130-1230 (EST) : 1030-1130 (CST)
Session 6: Maintenance – Airlines: The New Training Reality
William Smith, Director TechOps Training & Development, Delta Air Lines
Training in the New Reality
Tim Mobley, Senior Manager,Technical Operations Training, FedEx Express
Live Q&A

1730-1900 (UTC) : 1830-2000 (CET) : 1230-1400 (EST) : 1130-1300 (CST)
Sponsored Video Break/Networking



NORTH AMERICA FOCUS

1900-2000 (UTC) : 2000-2100 (CET) : 1400-1500 (EST) : 1300-1400 (CST)
Session 7: Pilot – Regulatory
Rob Burke, Group Manager, Air Transportation Division, Training and Simulation Group, Federal Aviation Administration
Training and Simulation Group Update

Live Q&A

2000-2030 (UTC) : 2100-2130 (CET) : 1500-1530 (EST) : 1400-1430 (CST)
Sponsored Video Break 

2030-2130 (UTC) : 2130-2230 (CET) : 1530-1630 (EST) : 1430-1530 (CST)
Session 8: Pilot – Train the Brain
Chris Starr, Product Director, FlightSmart & Bert Sawyer, Director Strategic Management, FlightSafety International
Future Trends in Training: Using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Empower Pilots Through Customized Training

Dr. Kathleen Van Benthem, Senior Research Scientist & Dr. Chris Herdman, Professor of Cognitive Science and Psychology, Carleton University
A Virtual Reality Cognitive Assessment for Aviators: Practical Line and Training Applications
Live Q&A

2130-2200 (UTC) : 2230-2300 (CET) : 1630-1700 (EST) : 1530-1600 (CST)
Sponsored Video Break

2200-2300 (UTC) : 2300-0000 (CET) : 1700-1800 (EST) : 1600-1700 (CST)
Session 9: Maintenance – Repair Stations: The Impact of Covid-19 on Staffing Today and Tomorrow
Brett Levanto, Vice President of Operations, Aeronautical Repair Station Association
Ryan Goertzen, Vice President, Maintenance Workforce Development, AAR
Remembering Where We Were
Live Q&A

2300 (UTC) : 0000 (CET) : 1800 (EST) : 1700 (CST)
Closing Remarks

Day 2 - Wednesday 11th November 2020

* UTC – Coordinated Universal Time : CET – Central European Time : EST – Eastern Standard Time (US) : CST – Central Standard Time (US)

Click on an individual speaker name or presentation title to read more about the speaker and what their presentation will be focusing on. 

EUROPEAN FOCUS

0800-0900 (UTC) : 0900-1000 (CET)
Session 1: Pilot – Ab Initio
Ian Cooper, Chief Operating Officer, Skyborne Airline Academy
Resilient and Innovative – The Class of 2020
Dr. Andy Taylor, Loughborough University
So Many Pilots, So Little To Do: How Higher Education Could Relieve Training and Employment Issues
Live Q&A

0900-0930 (UTC) : 1000-1030 (CET)
Sponsored Video Break

0930-1030 (UTC) : 1030-1130 (CET)
Session 2: Pilot – Human Factors
Manuela Damant, Visionary Collective Leader, Azkua
Mental Fitness: Developing the Stamina Needed to Rebuild
Martin Egerth, Senior Human Factors Expert, Lufthansa Aviation Training Switzerland AG
Navigating Through Uncertain Times
Live Q&A

1030-1100 (UTC) : 1130-1200 (CET)
Sponsored Video Break

1100-1200 (UTC) : 1200-1300 (CET)
Session 3: Cabin Crew
Franck Euzet, Cabin Crew Safety Training & Safety Pro Level Manager, Air France & Marco Van Sterkenburg, CEO, Drillster
Pandemic-Proof Initial and Recurrent Cabin Crew Training
Karen Moore, Principal Occupational Psychologist, Symbiotics
Mental Wellbeing in the Current Climate
Live Q&A

1200-1330 (UTC) : 1300-1430 (CET)
Sponsored Video Break/Networking



GLOBAL FOCUS

1330-1430 (UTC) : 1430-1530 (CET) : 0830-0930 (EST) : 0730-0830 (CST)
Session 4: Pilot – Strategies for Future Proofing
Henrique Drugowich de Felicio, Head of Training & Captain Fabiano Cypel, Flight Crew Training Manager, Embraer Services & Support
We Live for the Challenge – Embraer Training: The Future is Here
Dejan Markovic, National Aviation Sector Leader, Deloitte Canada
Digital Twin the Co-Pilot of the Future; Trusted Data, Meaningful Analytics, Powerful Decision Making
Live Q&A

1430-1500 (UTC) : 1530-1600 (CET) : 0930-1000 (EST) : 0830-0900 (CST)
Sponsored Video Break

1500-1600 (UTC) : 1600-1700 (CET) : 1000-1100 (EST) : 0900-1000 (CST)
Session 5: Pilot – Human Factors
Owen Sims, Senior Lecturer, Aviation, Solent University
Human Factors Implications in the ‘Post-Covid’ World
Dr. Suzanne Kearns, Associate Professor of Aviation, University of Waterloo
Engaging the Next Generation of Aviation Professionals
Live Q&A

1600-1630 (UTC) : 1700-1730 (CET) : 1100-1130 (EST) : 1000-1030 (CST)
Sponsored Video Break

1630-1730 (UTC) : 1730-1830 (CET) : 1130-1230 (EST) : 1030-1130 (CST) 
Session 6: Cabin Crew – Heading for the Future
Michaela Klasner, Director Inflight Service, GoJet Airlines
The Virtual Classroom: One Roadmap for Getting There
Mindy Buckley, Inflight Training Instructor, jetBlue University
How Personal Perspectives Impact Learning
Live Q&A

1730-1900 (UTC) : 1830-2000 (CET) : 1230-1400 (EST) : 1130-1300 (CST) 
Sponsored Video Break/Networking



NORTH AMERICA FOCUS

1900-2000 (UTC) : 2000-2100 (CET) : 1400-1500 (EST) : 1300-1400 (CST)
Session 7: Pilot – Professional Pipeline
Michele Summers Halleran, Professor, Dept. of Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Female Pilot Recruitment in a Collegiate Professional Pilot Program
Mike Suckow, Professor of Practice, School of Aviation & Transportation Technology, Purdue University
Record Enrollment During a Pandemic: A Collegiate Case Study

Live Q&A

2000-2030 (UTC) : 2100-2130 (CET) : 1500-1530 (EST) : 1400-1430 (CST)
Sponsored Video Break

2030-2130 (UTC) : 2130-2230 (CET) : 1530-1630 (EST) : 1430-1530 (CST)
Session 8: Regional Pilot – Adjusting on the Fly
Bill Whyte, Vice President, Aviation Operations & Technical Services, Regional Airline Association
Regional Airline Association Industry and Training – Looking to the Future
Brian Bergeron, President, CPaT Global
The Future of Distance Learning in Aviation – Empowering Training with the Right Software Tools
Live Q&A

2130-2200 (UTC) : 2230-2300 (CET) : 1630-1700 (EST) : 1530-1600 (CST)
Sponsored Video Break

2200-2300 (UTC) : 2300-0000 (CET) : 1700-1800 (EST) : 1600-1700 (CST)
Session 9: Maintenance – Manufacturers: Customer and Employee Training Directions
Christian Delmas, Head of Maintenance Training, Airbus
Training Through the Crisis and Beyond

Dr. Maggie Ma, Associate Technical Fellow, The Boeing Company
Boeing Customer and Employee Training Design Practices

Live Q&A

2300 (UTC) : 0000 (CET) : 1800 (EST) : 1700 (CST)
Closing Remarks

Day 3 - Thursday 12th November 2020

* UTC – Coordinated Universal Time : CET – Central European Time : EST – Eastern Standard Time (US) : CST – Central Standard Time (US)

Click on an individual speaker name or presentation title to read more about the speaker and what their presentation will be focusing on. 

EUROPEAN FOCUS

0800-0900 (UTC) : 0900-1000 (CET)
Session 1: Pilot – Airline Issues
Captain Christof-J Kemény, OneTeam Consulting
Competency-Based Refresher Training
Captain Paul Reuter, Chairman, European Pilot Peer Support Initiative
Maybe a Just Culture is “Just Not Enough” …
Live Q&A

0900-0930 (UTC) : 1000-1030 (CET)
Sponsored Video Break

0930-1030 (UTC) : 1030-1130 (CET)
Session 2: Pilot – EBT
Captain Michael Varney, Managing Director, EBT Foundation & Dr. William Cox, CEO, Management & Excellence SA
The Benefits of EBT
Frederik Mohrmann, EBT Program Manager, NLR – Netherlands Aerospace Centre
2020 Global EBT Review
Live Q&A

1030-1100 (UTC) : 1130-1200 (CET)
Sponsored Video Break

1100-1200 (UTC) : 1200-1300 (CET)
Session 3: Cabin Crew – Current and Future Challenges in Training
Noel Houlihan, Safety Training Officer & Chief Instructor CTTO, Aer Lingus
Responding to the Recurrent Training Requirements in the “New Normal”
Sofronios Taflanidis, SEP Training Specialist, Emirates Airline
Emirates Cabin Crew CRM Training Design and the Changes Due to the ‘New Normal’
Live Q&A

1200-1330 (UTC) : 1300-1430 (CET)
Sponsored Video Break/Networking



GLOBAL FOCUS

1330-1430 (UTC) : 1430-1530 (CET) : 0830-0930 (EST) : 0730-0830 (CST)
Session 4: Pilot – AI
Mikhail Klassen, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Paladin AI
The Implications of AI for Pilot Training
Evey Cormican, Founder-CEO, Visionary Training Resources
A Cockpit in the Kitchen
Live Q&A

1430-1500 (UTC) : 1530-1600 (CET) : 0930-1000 (EST) : 0830-0900 (CST)
Sponsored Video Break

1500-1600 (UTC) : 1600-1700 (CET) : 1000-1100 (EST) : 0900-1000 (CST)
Session 5: Pilot – VR/AR
Markus Heinonen, Vertical Lead, Simulation and Training, Varjo
Disruptive Simulation & Training Solutions Using Virtual & Mixed Reality
Josh Swanson, Global Head of Extended Reality (xR), PACE Aerospace Engineering & IT
A Practical and Scalable Solution for XR Training Adoption
Live Q&A

1600-1630 (UTC) : 1700-1730 (CET) : 1100-1130 (EST) : 1000-1030 (CST)
Sponsored Video Break

1630-1730 (UTC) : 1730-1830 (CET) : 1130-1230 (EST) : 1030-1130 (CST)
Session 6: Cabin Crew – Developing Training for a New Beginning
Birdy Raghoonundun Gunputh, Product Manager Safety Training, Lufthansa Aviation Training
Redefining Tomorrow’s Training
Jonathan Jasper, Manager Cabin Safety, IATA
The Impact of Covid-19 on Cabin Crew Training
Live Q&A

1730-1900 (UTC) : 1830-2000 (CET) : 1230-1400 (EST) : 1130-1300 (CST)
Sponsored Video Break/Networking



NORTH AMERICA FOCUS

1900-2000 (UTC) : 2000-2100 (CET) : 1400-1500 (EST) : 1300-1400 (CST)
Session 7: Pilot – Airmanship
Dr. Kathy Abbott, Chief Scientific & Technical Advisor, Flight Deck Human Factors & Colleen Donovan, Senior Technical Specialist for Flight Deck Human Factors, Federal Aviation Administration
Automated Systems and Manual Flight Operations: Finding a Balance
Paul ‘BJ’ Ransbury, Chief Executive Officer, Aviation Performance Solutions LLC
Industry UPRT Update
Live Q&A

2000-2030 (UTC) : 2100-2130 (CET) : 1500-1530 (EST) : 1400-1430 (CST)
Sponsored Video Break

2030-2130 (UTC) : 2130-2230 (CET) : 1530-1630 (EST) : 1430-1530 (CST)
Session 8: Regional Pilot
 Dr. Meredith Carroll, Associate Professor, Aviation Human Factors, Captain Shem Malmquist, Florida Institute of Technology, College of Aeronautics
Training Approaches to Promote Resilient Performance in Pilots
Maria Chaparro, Aviation Sciences Ph.D. Student & Captain Shem Malmquist, Florida Institute of Technology, College of Aeronautics
Pilot Personality Trends and Potential Training Opportunities
Live Q&A

2130-2200 (UTC) : 2230-2300 (CET) : 1630-1700 (EST) : 1530-1600 (CST)
Sponsored Video Break

2200-2300 (UTC) : 2300-0000 (CET) : 1700-1800 (EST) : 1600-1700 (CST)
Session 9: Maintenance – Government: Safety Culture, Safety Management & the Role of Training
Dr. Kylie N. Key, Engineering Research Psychologist, FAA Civil Aeromedical Institute
Safety Culture Assessment in Aviation Maintenance
D Smith, Division Manager, Aviation Safety Division, US DOT – Transportation Safety Institute
Promoting Safety Culture in Aviation Maintenance: The ‘Floor’ Model

Live Q&A

2300 (UTC) : 0000 (CET) : 1800 (EST) : 1700 (CST)
Closing Remarks

 

Global ATS-V Conference Team

Captain Jacques Drappier
Conference Chair, APATS & EATS

Rick Adams, FRAeS
Conference Chair, WATS
Allyson Kukel
Co-Chair, Global ATS-V
Fiona Greenyer
Conference Coordinator

Session Moderators:

MaintenanceDr. Bill Johnson, FAA

Cabin Crew – Dan Duren & Anna Mellberg

Regional Pilot – Paul Preidecker