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Bridging the Gap: Opportunities for Growth and Transformational Change in Diversity, Sustainability and Workforce Development

Due to unforeseen circumstances, NTAS 2022 will be postponed until later this year. All submitted abstracts will be considered for the upcoming conference. If you submitted an abstract and do not wish to have it considered for the rescheduled conference, you may withdraw your submission in “My Account.”

The National Training Aircraft Symposium (NTAS) serves as a forum for aviation professionals from academia, government, and industry to exchange ideas and learn about ways to work together in order to embrace a myriad of opportunities in the aviation industry.

Join us Fall 2022 as we discuss some of the most important issues of the day related to training, workforce development, diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I), and sustainability. Our conference will address current DE&I challenges and how we can collaborate to create a future that offers everyone the opportunity and ability to thrive.

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Workforce Development

  • Pilot supply issues
  • Aviation Maintenance technician shortage
  • Aviation & STEM Education
  • Establishing career pathways in aviation

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

  • Embracing diversity in the workforce
  • Increasing the talent pool through DE&I initiatives
  • Successful DE&I initiatives in industry and higher education
  • Flight training in a more inclusive environment

Flight Training

  • Challenges and opportunities for pilots
  • Aerial system sustainability
  • Integrated airspace issues

Sustainability: The Future is Now

  • How sustainability initiatives are driving innovation in the industry
  • How to foster important discussions about sustainability in the collegiate environment
  • Supporting a growing aviation sector while reducing the carbon footprint
  • Air traffic management, technology and sustainability


  • Regulatory changes on the horizon
  • Growing opportunities for a growing UAS industry
  • Innovation in the UAS space

Advanced Air Mobility

  • Developing the AAM ecosystem
  • Market developments in the AAM space
  • AAM and sustainability

Aviation Safety

  • Data monitoring and advances in technology
  • Safety Management Systems
  • Cybersecurity

Technological & Aviation: Advances in Training

  • Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality / Mixed Reality in Aviation Training
  • Research highlighting the benefits of virtual and augmented training applications
  • Artificial intelligence and automation

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