About WATS

The World’s Number One Civil Aviation Training Event

The World Aviation Training Summit (WATS) is the world’s largest gathering of aviation training professionals, serving airlines, regulators, training providers and the training industry, designed by and for aviation professionals.

It brings together leaders across the entire airline training community; training organizations and training equipment suppliers, academia, airlines and other aircraft operators, plus Regulators and NGO’s involved in airline training, standards, operational efficiency, performance improvement and safety.

WATS offers a relaxed yet professional environment conducive to developing new and building existing business relationships. WATS has unrivalled opportunities to meet with your peers from the senior echelons of the international airline training community.

For those whose career takes them across the world to promote training solutions, WATS truly provides a huge saving in time and most importantly investment. Join over 1,000 industry professionals to learn, discuss and exchange views on the latest training practices and solutions.

Who attends WATS?

WATS is promoted to and attended by a high quality audience gathered over 30 years of work with the airline training community, and more than 80 trade conferences such as Asia Pacific Airline Symposium (APATS), European Airline Training Symposium (EATS) & Global Airline Training & Simulation – Virtual.

When and where is WATS 2023?

WATS will be held LIVE on 18-20 April, 2023, in Orlando, Florida, USA, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort.

Benefits of Attending WATS 2023

Meeting leading industry suppliers, discover the latest products and services, improve operational safety and efficiency and the WATS 2022 exhibition. Listen to subject matter experts in the three conference streams – International & Regional Pilot Training; Cabin Crew Training; Maintenance Training.

  • Evaluate your future training needs
  • Create key business relationships
  • Discover industry best practice
  • Explore the latest innovation and technologies