Captain Chris Ranganathan

Captain Chris Ranganathan

Chief Learning Officer, Civil Aviation Training, CAE

An experienced pilot, Chris has been involved in pilot training and management for over 20 years, in an aviation career spanning more than 30 years.

During his career, he has led the operations and training departments at several airlines, where he was instrumental in the introduction of innovative training concepts such as AQP, EBT and MPL.

In his current role, he is responsible for leading CAE’s Civil Global Training Organisation, including Regulatory Affairs, Training Policy & Learning Science, Aviation Safety, Quality Assurance and Training Performance.

A former CAT Magazine Pioneer award winner, Chris holds a master’s degree in aviation management and is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

The Intricacies of Training for the Take-Off of eVTOL

As the aviation industry continues to evolve, the introduction of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft presents new challenges and opportunities for pilot training and operations. This panel will take a deep dive into the intricacies of piloting eVTOL aircraft and the unique challenges and opportunities that come with operating under an eVTOL Air Operator Certificate (AOC). The conversation will explore how these operations differ from operations under traditional AOCs and how these differences are being addressed to ensure the success of eVTOL operations.

The panel will also delve into the cutting-edge training methods and technologies being used to prepare pilots for the unique challenges and complexities of eVTOL aircraft. From virtual and mixed reality simulations to innovative collaboration with operating companies, the panel will showcase how these efforts are ensuring successful day one operations for eVTOL aircraft, and the future of eVTOL training.