Andrew Smith

Founder & CEO, Halldale Group

2024 will mark Andy’s 40th year of support for the global training and simulation community since the launch of Military Simulation and Training magazine. Civl Aviation Training – CAT followed six years later. Safety Critical Training covers all other end users. Four focused airline training events APATS, EATS, WATS & AAETS cover the current needs of the airline training community.


Sub Stage 1:

Day 2 (August 31), 11:00 AM-11:25 AM

Training & Simulation Markets for Airline’s and Defence

While the defence S&T space is the most developed and is also at the leading edge of technology and training innovation, the airline community is growing at a tremendous rate.

The presentation will focus on airline expansion over the next 15 to 20 years in terms of people needed, current aircraft acquisition and what that mean for the airline sector and the passenger.

A view of initial training of new pilots, the daily training load, the future workforce, the types of devices in use today and what is coming; assuming the regulator can be persuaded!

Usage of XR devices in cabin crew, maintenance, and piloting, and across the airline system will be reviewed.

Finally, a quick look at the current research and development across the defence area.