World Aviation Training Summit

7-10 April 2025
Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando

Leading & Accelerating Training Improvement

The World Aviation Training Summit (WATS) is the world’s largest aviation training event, designed by and for aviation professionals.

It brings together the global aviation training community from airline training academies and universities, regional, national and international airlines, regulators and suppliers.

WATS 2025 will deliver conference streams for pilot, cabin crew, maintenance training and ab intio flight schools, a student program and workshops alongside the sector’s biggest trade show.

WATS addresses current and future training issues affecting your business, from personnel selection and recruitment, to regulation and training technologies.

It offers an unrivalled opportunity to meet with the key decision makers within the international airline training community, and allows attendees to discuss the latest training technologies and techniques to improve operational safety and efficiency.

WATS provides participants with a relaxed, professional environment conducive to developing new and existing relationships, allowing you to ‘do three months business in three days’ at a fraction of the cost of conventional travel and meetings.

Supported by the training industry and subject-matter experts, WATS will deliver practical solutions for those day-to-day challenges and offers key insights into the future of the industry.

Across three focused days, equipment manufacturers, eLearning providers, flight training organisations, maintenance and cabin crew suppliers and selection providers will showcase their latest products and services to a dedicated airline simulation and training audience.

Future Events:
WATS 2026: 4-7 May 2026




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WATS is entirely dedicated to airline simulation and training, allowing you to discover the latest innovative training solutions for pilots, cabin crew and maintenance. Supported by the training industry and subject matter experts, the WATS conference will provide practical solutions for day to day challenges and offer key insights into the future of the industry.

The WATS conference streams – Pilot TrainingCabin Crew Training, Maintenance Training and Ab Initio Training – will feature presentations and moderated discussions led by industry and airline experts which will focus on promoting safety and sharing best practice.

Attendees have access to all conference streams, the networking reception, lunches and coffee breaks. The event will feature some combined sessions and  Heads of Training workshops for airline and ab initio training leaders. The latter will take place the evening before the main conference.


Meet the leading suppliers in the training industry and discover the very latest products and services. The WATS trade show 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.

Take a look to see who exhibited at WATS 2024

WATS 2024 Sponsors & Partners

Diamond Sponsor

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Gold Sponsor

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Logo of FlightSafety International

Silver Sponsor

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Logo of Figur architects collective

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Logo of amplifire

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Logo of European Pilot Selection & Training

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WiAT Sponsor

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