What training do grounded pilots need before they go flying again and will this result in a surge in demand for simulator time?
Back in the days when the United Kingdom (UK) was a member of the European Union (EU) approved training organisations (ATOs) in the UK could train pilots holding licences issued by any of the 32 EASA states (the EU states plus Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland). Since… Read More
What’s the difference between ‘hobby’ devices and professional flight simulators?
In December 2018 the European Commission published an amendment to the Aircrew Regulation. ‘Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1974 of 14 December 2018’ amends the Aircrew Regulation (‘Regulation (EU) 1178/2011’) and introduces the following changes: Upset Prevention and Recovery Training The work on introducing Upset Prevention and Recovery… Read More
2017 was the safest year ever for commercial aviation. Is the premise on which EBT was built still valid?
Modern fixed-base simulators provide the necessary ‘fidelity’ to accommodate a lot of training that is currently delivered on full flight simulators at a fraction of the cost. Taking advantage of this could save a significant proportion of an operator’s annual training budget.
On 6 March 2018 EASA hosted a workshop on the use of training devices, including flight simulation training devices (FSTDs) at their headquarters in Cologne.
There’s a lot of excitement in the industry about Evidence Based Training (EBT) for pilots, but there’s also a lot of misunderstanding. Here are some ‘EBT Myths’ that I’ve heard.
We’ve been pleased be assisting EASA with the development of ‘Oversight guidance for transition to EBT Mixed Implementation’. The first version of this document was published in 2016. The intention was to help the ‘Competent Authorities’ of the various EASA Member States to have a common approach… Read More
The ‘Multi Crew Cooperation to Airline Pilot Standards’ (‘MCC/APS’) course is an enhanced alternative MCC course required for pilots before taking their first airliner type-rating.