Maintenance Training Conference

Maintenance Training Conference

Day 1 – Tuesday April 30th 2019

0900-1000  Session 1 – Opening Remarks & Keynote Addresses (all conference tracks)
1) Daniel K. Elwell, Acting Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
2) Bobby Loeb, Senior Director, Southwest Airlines University
A Learning Culture’s Secret Ingredient

1000-1100 Coffee

1100-1230  Session 2 – The Opening Act: Industry Thought Leadership (WATS Pilot/Regional Pilot/Maintenance)
1) Captain Jean-Michel Bigarré, Head of Flight Training & Christian Delmas, Head of Maintenance Training, Airbus
Aircraft OEMs: What Are We Changing and How Long Will It Take?
2) Pete Boeskov, Chief Technologist, Training & Professional Services, Boeing
3) Captain Torbjorn Wischer, Global Leader Training Solutions, CAE
Developing Better Pilots, Faster

1230-1400  Lunch

1400-1530  Session 3 – A Perspective of Engineering Outside of the Americas
1) Dr. Bill Johnson, Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor for Human Factors in Aircraft Maintenance Systems, FAA
Opening Remarks
2) Marc Arendt, Manager Maintenance Training, Cargolux
A View of Engineering Training from Europe
3) Gareth McGraw, Manager Human Factors, Qantas Airlines
A View of Engineering Training from Australia

1530-1615  Coffee

1615-1745  Session 4 – Demonstrations of Groupwork Instructional Methods
1) Gareth McGraw, Manager of Human Factors, Qantas Airlines
A Game for Human Factors Training
2) Gordon Dupont, CEO, System Safety Services
Demonstration of Group Problem Solving
3) Søren Seindal Agner, Owner, Aeroteam
Introducing Gamification into the Maintenance Training Environment

1745-1930  Networking Reception 

Day 2 – Wednesday May 1st 2019

0900-1030  Session 5 – A Government Perspective of Employee Training
1) Keith Deberry, Director, FAA Academy
The FAA Academy for Training Federal Employees and Others
2) Dr. Michael Lim, Director, Singapore Aviation Academy
Professional Training Programs in Singapore
3) Dr. Bill Johnson, Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor for Human Factors in Aircraft Maintenance Systems, FAA
Human Factors Training for FAA Airworthiness Inspectors

1030-1115  Coffee

1115-1245  Session 6A – Maintenance Training & Personnel Perspectives
1) Keith McGann, Director, Regional Airline Maintenance Sales & Professional Development, FlightSafety International
2) Garvan Moore, Instructor Training & Proficiency Manager, Airbus
AR, VR and Other Training Realities
3) Matthew Krepps, Aviation Instructor, Pennsylvania College of Technology

1245-1415  Lunch

1415-1545  Session 6B – Industry-School Cooperation Initiatives to Solve Labor Shortage
Session Chair: Ryan Goertzen, Vice President, Maintenance Workforce Development, AAR Corporation
1) Crystal Maguire, Executive Director, Aviation Technical Education Council
The 2018 Pipeline Report and a New Career Promotion Campaign
2) Dr. Joel English, Vice President of Operations, Aviation Institute of Maintenance
3) Kim Pritchard, Sr. Manager, Technician Hiring Program, United Airlines

1545-1630  Coffee

1630-1800  Session 6C – Exhibition Time

Day 3 – Thursday May 2nd 2019

0900-1030  Session 7 – Simulation Technology Update (all conference tracks)
1) TBD
2) Dr. Jeremy Goodman, Product Lead (SATCE), Quadrant Group & Dennis Hartley, Principal Systems Engineer, Collins Simulation & Training Solutions
Realizing an Active Airport Environment – SATCE and Visual Systems
3) Kevin Vizzarri, Vice President, AVT Simulation
Pilot Training with Augmented Reality

1030-1115  Coffee

1115-1245  Session 8 – Advanced Training Environments and New Media (all conference tracks)
1) Nick Wilson, Assistant Professor, Aviation, University of North Dakota
Distance Learning Technologies with the Next Generation of Aviation Professionals: Lessons Learned
2) Amanda Bond, Research Scientist, Soar Technology
Using Game-Environment-Based Training to Train Spatial Disorientation
3) Professor Lori Brown, Western Michigan University, College of Aviation
Beam Me Up – Using Holographic Telepresence to Create Global Collaborative Training

1245  Closing Remarks