WATS 2017

WATS 2017

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The 20th World Aviation Training Conference and Tradeshow will run from May 2-4 2017 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando, Florida, USA

WATS 2017 will bring together the global aviation training community and deliver five independent and impartial conference streams alongside the sector’s biggest tradeshow.

Why attend WATS 2017?

WATS is the world’s largest gathering of aviation training professionals from airlines, regulators, training providers and industry with more than 1,100 expected from 46 countries over three days of conference and tradeshow. WATS offers a relaxed yet professional environment conducive with developing new and building existing business relationships. WATS offers unrivalled opportunities to meet with your peers from the senior echelons of the international airline training community, to discuss the latest training issues and consider and learn how others have addressed and resolved these scenarios. 

Monday May 1st: Golf Tournament & Industry Meetings
Tuesday May 2nd - Thursday May 4th: Conference & Exhibits Open



The aviation training industry continues to deal with enormous growth prospects, while embracing new aircraft technologies and dealing with a challenging business and demographic environment. As ever, the challenge is to embrace training "best practice", maximize personnel transfer-of-training, and achieve optimum human performance and operational safety.

Please click on the following links to view the latest conference programme for each of the five streams:
•    World Airline Pilot Training
•    Regional Airline Pilot Training
•    Cabin Crew Training
•    Maintenance Training
•    Helicopter Aviation Training



Meet the leading suppliers in the training industry and discover the very latest products and services. With over 70+ exhibiting companies there will never be a better opportunity to do three month’s business in only three days.

This year’s tradeshow promises to be bigger and more varied than ever, with fixed wing and helicopter training providers, equipment and simulator manufacturers, software and content providers, as well as representatives from airlines and regulatory bodies.


Social Program

Receptions, lunches, coffee breaks and the WATS 2017 Golf Tournament are all designed to break down any existing barriers between the different industry groups present at WATS. The aim is to increase the sense of community at the event and aid professional discussion. All WATS participants will have full access to all meals, conference sessions and the exhibit hall.

Student Education & Careers in Aviation

A formal program to encourage students and help them transition from their college careers to the airline world. For further information please click here

Register Now

WATS is optimised to provide every delegate the maximum return on their investment at the event. Tickets include entry to all conference sessions, networking reception and the tradeshow.

WATS 2017 Attendee Rates (Early Bird)
• Industry Delegate - $850 (Saving $255)
• Airline/University/Government/ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS Members - $580 (Saving $245)
• Serving Military - $225



This year’s event will once again take place at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida.

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