MPS Sponsors RAeS Symposium of ATOs

by | Aug 14, 2019 | News

MPS is pleased to announce sponsorship of the International Symposium of Approved Training Organizations hosted by the Royal Aeronautical Society. The symposium will take place Sept. 17, 2019 at 4 Hamilton Place, London.

A keynote address will be given by Steve Creamer, director of the Air Navigation Bureau at ICAO. The program will then commence in four sessions covering the international scene, issues for discussion, feedback from workshops and a panel discussion.

“There is a need for ATOs to come together to address training in an international setting,” said MPS Chief Executive Officer Philip Adrian, “As ATOs play a more integrated role within professional pilot training than ever before, the symposium is the perfect opportunity to facilitate conversation and MPS is proud to sponsor this event.”

No international association for ATOs currently exists. However, as reported by Boeing in its 2019 Pilot and Technician Outlook, forecasts project that in the next 20 years the commercial aviation sector will demand 645,000 new pilots. This is in addition to 98,000 pilots in the business aviation sector. As demand rises for pilots, so does demand for training.

A global voice for ATOs would allow for consensus, standardization and consistency among all regions. In addition, it would create an important voice for global training issues such as instructor requirements and future training delivery.

“The Royal Aeronautical Society is pleased to host this pivotal symposium for Approved Training Organizations. It marks an important step in facilitating international collaboration within the sector to address safety, training, best practice and the increasing demand for commercial pilots.” said Professor Jonathan Cooper, President of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Symposium registration cost for RAeS members is £90.00 + VAT. For RAeS corporate partners (including Armed Forces) the cost is £110.00 + VAT and for non-members the cost is £120.00 + VAT. According to the society, a limited number of complimentary spaces will also be reserved for full-time students and apprentices who are members of RAeS. To register for the event contact

About the Royal Aeronautical Society

The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) was founded in 1866 and was originally known as The Aeronautical Society of Great Britain. The objectives of the society were given as “for the advancement of Aerial Navigation and for Observations in Aerology connected therewith”. The Society now has over 22,500 members and has become an international, multidisciplinary professional institution dedicated to the global aerospace community.