Maintenance Training Conference

Diamond Sponsor

Moderator: Dr. Bill Johnson, PhD, Chief Scientific & Technical Advisor for Human Factors in Aircraft Maintenance Systems, FAA

Day 1 – Tuesday 17th April 2018

0900-1000  Session 1: Opening Remarks & Keynote Addresses (all conference tracks)
1) John S. Duncan, Director, Flight Standards Service, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
2) Honorable Earl F. Weener, Board Member, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) 

1000-1100  Coffee

1100-1230  Session 2 – The Opening Act: Industry Thought Leadership (all conference tracks)
1) Captain Carl Davis, Director, Air Crew Operations, Training & Professional Services, Boeing Global Services
2) Joe Houghton, Vice President Training and Operations Support, Airbus Americas
Innovation and the Future of Training
3) Torbjorn Wischer, Global Leader Training Strategy, CAE
Augmented Training Solutions

1230-1400  Lunch

1400-1530  Session 3 – New Learners and New Instructional Approaches
1) Thomas Vaidhyan, Chairman & CEO, Aten Inc.
Artificial Intelligent VR/AR Training for Aviation Maintenance Training
2) Dr. Dan Peterson, President & CEO, Spartan College of Aeronautics & Technology
Hybrid Approach to Certify Aviation Maintenance Technicians
3) Jason Thompson, Business Development Manager, L3 Commercial Training Solutions
Immersive Environments for the Benefit of Maintainers

1530-1615  Coffee

1615-1745  Session 4 – Professional Development for Training Staff
1) Todd Freece, Executive Director, Division of Continuing Education, University of Central Florida
Living, Working and Learning: Making Decisions About Continuing Education
2) Dr. Siobhán Corrigan, Assistant Director of the Centre for Innovative Human Systems (CIHS), School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin
Managing Risk & System Change: Bridging the Competence Gap for Future Aviation
3) Michael Howerton, Manager of Training, Embraer Aircraft Maintenance Services, Inc.
A Case Study/Exercise in How to Create a Leader Development Program

1745-1900  Networking Reception


Day 2 – Wednesday 18th April 2018

0900-1030 Session 5 – Non-Technical Topics for Technical Training
1) Tim Mobley, Senior Manager, Technical Operations Training, FedEx Express
Technology to Deliver and Evaluate Training
2) Dr. Douglas Larson, Educational Strategist, Boeing Global Services
Competency-Based Training
3) Dr. Colin Drury, President & Catherine Barnes, Vice President, Applied Ergonomics Group
Training Organizations to Use Technical Documentation

1030-1115  Coffee

1115-1245  Session 6A – Design, Develop and Measure Training
1) Ashley Davies, Associate Professor/Examinations Manager, Abu Dhabi Polytechnic, Al Ain Aviation Academy
How has the Digital Revolution Affected the Way Engineers Learn Aviation Engineering?
2) Matthew Krepps, Instructor, Aviation, Pennsylvania College of Technology
Performance Based Training Made Better by the Use of Active Learning Techniques
3) Dr. William Cox, CEO, Management and Excellence SA
How Valuable is Maintenance Training? It All Boils Down to ROI

1245-1415  Lunch

1415-1545  Session 6B – The Maintenance Personnel Challenge and Solutions
1) Crystal Maguire, Executive Director, Aviation Technical Education Council
Opportunities to Broaden the A&P Pipeline
2) Michael (Mac) McDaniel, Director of Aviation Programs, Alabama Community College System
Alabama Aviation Maintenance Colleges: Changing the Model
3) Mark Lopez, Director of Technical Operations, Airlines for America & Rhonda Cooper, Chairperson, A4A Maintenance Training Network
Maintenance Personnel Forecasts and Training Solutions

1545-1630  Coffee

1630-1800  Exhibition time

Day 3 – Thursday 19th April 2018

0900-1030 Session 7 – Simulation Technology Update (all conference tracks)
1) Jason Thompson, Business Development Manager, L3 Commercial Training Solutions
Advancing FTD Technologies and the Opportunity to the Pilot Training Journey
2) Fernando Petruzziello, Co-Founder, Imagine 4D
Virtual Reality; Does It Work? Introducing True Immersion
3) Dennis Hartley, Principle Systems Engineer, Rockwell Collins Simulation & Training Solutions
Potential Uses of Virtual and Augmented Reality Devices in Commercial Training Applications

1030-1115  Coffee

1115-1245  Session 8 – Advanced Training Environments and New Media (all conference tracks)
1) Lori Brown, Associate Professor, College of Aviation, Western Michigan University
HoloLens: The Next Generation of Training with Mixed Reality
2) Søren Seindal Agner, Owner, Aeroteam
Learning Games for Training & Assessment of NOTECHS in the Classroom Environment
3) Kristianna Fallows, Supervisor Learning Design, JetBlue University
A New Vision for Learning: From AQP to xAPI

1245  Closing Remarks




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