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RMIT Training showcases Altitude in Singapore

(L-R) Tony Middleton, Periploi Aviation; Grant Taylor; Rachel Holthouse; Paul Bates, IATEO; Trevor Jensen, AA Nova; Richard Muralee, FiNET CENTER.

The Asia Pacific Airline Training Symposium (APATS) is the largest and most influential aviation training event in the Asia Pacific Region, and this year was held at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore in late August.

This annual conference and tradeshow brings together senior training professionals and subject-matter experts from around the world to share safety and best practice in pilot and cabin crew training.

RMIT Training CEO, Rachel Holthouse, attended along with RMIT Training’s Senior Regional Manager – Asia Pacific, Grant Taylor.

Mr Taylor said that quality training in all its forms plays a big role in meeting the industry’s recruitment demands.

“The event provided us the opportunity to keep up-to-date with developments and to place our English Language Proficiency training in a wider industry perspective.
“We discussed our new training product, Altitude, with regional flight schools and aviation training colleges.

“The growing need for pilots in non English-speaking markets highlights the importance of assessing language proficiency.”

Launched in May this year, RMIT Training’s Aviation English course, Altitude, is a tailored training solution specifically designed to provide Aviation English development for trainees preparing to start their career in the industry. 

English language proficiency is an important factor in meeting the increasing need for training of new aviation industry personnel in a multicultural environment, and has long played a role in aviation safety.

Language learning activities in the course are set in relevant work-related contexts and can be tailored to focus on any personnel, such as cadet pilots, air traffic controllers, and maintenance and cabin crew trainees.

APATS featured two conference streams for both pilot training and cabin crew training. 

Discussions reflected the theme A Critical Safety-Driven Industry Prepares for the Future, with topics including competency and evidence-based training, aviation system safety and security, training for new aircraft technologies, Safety Management Systems (SMS) and human factors, compliance and regulatory issues, air carrier simulation and training and incident de-briefs.

The conference’s move to Singapore reflects its importance as a centre for aviation within the Asia Pacific region. 

Over 600 delegates from 42 countries attended the event, with regional and international airlines and air operators gaining key insights into the current and future training needs of Asia Pacific and around the world.

Learn more about the conference here.

For more information on Altitude, visit