17th Annual European Airline Training Symposium

6-7 November 2018, Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel, Madrid, Spain

Submission Deadline – 30th June 2018

The Halldale Group, publisher of Civil Aviation Training (CAT) magazine, is now accepting presentation abstracts for Europe’s largest and most influential aviation training conference. A limited number of speaker slots are available at this 17th EATS event, which will be held in Madrid, Spain, on November 6 and 7.

Once again we had a very safe year and staying safe in an ever expanding industry remains the main challenge.

Last year we saw a number of crisis moments in Europe with many cancellations due to lack of crew, and all predictions seem to concur that we will have worldwide difficulties in filling crew positions.

We need to look how to expand our crew selection ‘pool’, how to effectively train the younger generation, how to keep the active force trained in an efficient way, how to adapt training to an ever changing environment, and so much more.

It is therefore appropriate that the overall theme for EATS 2018 is:

Training Challenges for the Next Decade

As usual we will have two conference streams:

• Pilot Training
• Cabin Crew Training

For each of the conference tracks, presentation proposals should address an aspect of aviation training and education in one of the following broad categories:

• New hire issues and personnel supply and demand
• European regulatory issues
• Diverse aviation workforces and developing positive training cultures
• Competency and evidence-based training
• Instructional techniques and training ROI
• Simulation technology update and insights
• Aviation system safety and security
• Training for new aircraft technologies 
• Safety Management Systems (SMS) and human factors
• International and national licensing, compliance and regulatory issues
• Mobile, gaming and eLearning technologies in training
• Air carrier simulation and training “lessons learned” and incident de-briefs

To propose a presentation for either of the EATS conference streams, please send a maximum 300 word abstract before 30 June 2018. Abstracts are required to be accompanied by a short biography of the speaker, which should include contact information, title, position and employer, academic background and any conference presentation experience. Authors of accepted speaker proposals will be notified on or before 30 July 2018.

Please title your email “EATS 2018 ABSTRACT” and submit to Jacques Drappier, Conference Chair, at [email protected]. Copy should also be sent to Fiona Greenyer, Conference Coordinator, at [email protected].

EATS is an “Applied” conference and while full academic papers are not appropriate, we will consider summaries of appropriate aviation training and education research projects, particularly if there is international application.

Preference will be given to air carriers and training organisations with real world insights, “Lessons Learned” and training “solutions and outcomes” information. Sales presentations will not be accepted. With the exception of planned breakouts or working groups, actual presentations must fit into the EATS format, which is 20 minutes maximum, followed by a Q&A period.

We sincerely thank all those who propose presentations and will endeavour to respond to all submissions.