HUMAN FACTORS vs AUTOMATION IN AVIATION06 May 2015Read laterGulf Aviation Training Event to focus on current industry topics Gulf Aviation Training Event (GATE) taking place within the Dubai Airshow from 10-11 November, will focus on pilot training in a constrained labour force and human factors vs automation, as well as flight tracking systems, during this year’s conference. Recent events have shone a spotlight on both training factors and operating procedures, bringing some of the potential improvement areas to the forefront of aviation professionals’ attention. Industry leaders will meet to discuss the future of aviation training in the region in a two-day conference in a dedicated pavilion within the Dubai Airshow 2015. The Automation and Human Factors panel will pose the question of whether airlines should revise their training standards and operating procedures in light of past and recent accidents such as Germanwings 4U9525, Air France 447 and Asiana Airlines OZ214. The recent tragedies involving MH370 and MH17 have raised several questions which will be analysed during the Flight Tracking Panel on day one. Attendees will assess current training practices and look at ways in which new technology may require specific training for the flight deck. Other session topics include an in-depth look at multi-crew pilot license (MPL) ab-initio training and an investigation into how the MENA region will meet the challenges of an escalating retirement of seasoned airline pilots while maintaining current levels of safety. Michele van Akelijien, Managing Director of organisers F&E Aerospace, says, “GATE brings industry players together to discuss the challenges and seek solutions to the challenges we are facing. The 2015 edition will address some of the issues raised by recent events, it really is not to be missed.” Returning for the third time during the Dubai Airshow 2015, GATE is held under the Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and CEO of Emirates.