The World’s Number One Civil Aviation Training Event Celebrates 25 Years!

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The World Aviation Training Summit (WATS) is the world’s largest gathering of aviation training professionals, serving airlines, aircraft manufacturers, 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 air transport training leaders, both suppliers and trainers, WATS offers a huge opportunity to save time and money offering the opportunity to carry out “three months worth of business meetings and discussions in three days.” Whether looking to validate current and future plans, source solutions and products, meet new and established business partners and hear how regulation may affect you, plus what is coming next, WATS delivers.

Join the other airline training leaders networking at WATS 2023!


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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) and  European Airline Training Symposium (EATS).

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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.

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Benefits of attending WATS 2023

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

Meet leading industry suppliers and discover the latest products and services at the WATS 2023 trade show. Improve your operational safety and efficiency by listening to subject-matter experts in the three conference streams – International & Regional Pilot TrainingCabin Crew Training; and Maintenance Training.


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“One of the biggest and best training events for the industry. Great opportunity as well to connect with professionals and vendors.”

“Halldale conferences are the Central Nervous System of the airline training industry. From the big ideas born in the minds of thought leaders to the hands that implement transformational changes, Halldale facilitates invaluable communication between stakeholders in all segments of the industry.”

“A platform at which all involved in Airline training can hear the challenges and successes across all facets of the industry – an invaluable forum for like-minded people to gather at.”

“Great opportunity to acquire knowledge with the best SME in the industry and also to share experiences.”

“I have been coming to Halldale events now for over 10 years and have found them to be excellent in the quality of networking and industry players in attendance.”

“The TOP event for Cabin Crew Training professionals in order to be updated on the latest trends, technologies and methodologies.”

“The TOP event for Cabin Crew Training professionals in order to be updated on the latest trends, technologies and methodologies.”

“Very good event to meet with relevant stakeholders in the aviation training industry.”

“Brilliant event. Well organised and informative.”