Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Seminar: Evidence Based Training

6th March 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm


Current requirements for initial and recurrent training of airline pilots are based on the risks that pilots faced fifty years ago flying the first generation of jet aircraft. We check and train the items that caused accidents in the 1960’s such as engine failure on take-off and single-engine go-around from CAT I minima. The airline industry achieves a commendable standard of safety but when there are accidents the causes are rarely simple mechanical failures.; they are invariably a complex mix or technical and organisational factors. Many accidents could have been prevented if the flight crew had the correct skills and had been able to apply them when it mattered.

Evidence-Based Training (EBT) emerged from an industry consensus that a strategic review of airline training was necessary. The outcome of this review is a new system of training that aims to develop key pilot competencies, rather than just to practice failure scenarios. The competencies are derived from an analysis of twenty years’ worth of flight operations and training data and will be tailored to each particular operation. Pilots will develop the ‘resilience’ to manage unexpected situations. ICAO and IATA have published guidance on EBT but operator’s need to ensure that their training programmes comply with regulatory requirements. EASA is developing new regulations that will enable the adoption of EBT by European operators. Traditional training programmes will continue to be acceptable, but operators that do not adopt EBT will quickly find themselves at a commercial disadvantage to those that do.

This one-day seminar will introduce EBT, provide an overview of the latest regulatory developments and explain the next steps that operators need to take to implement EBT.

Training Objective

After attending this course you will be able to decide if EBT is right for your organisation and, if appropriate, initiate a project to implement EBT.

Who should attend?

The seminar is aimed at personnel from Airlines and Pilot Training Organisations with responsibility for pilot training. It will also be useful for those who support pilot training through provision of courses or the development of documentation and software.


What is EBT?

The background to EBT, the ‘new paradigm’ for pilot-training; competencies and behavioural markers (observable behaviours); training devices, EBT programme outline, content of EBT modules, training devices.

EBT implementation:

Training according to EBT principles; use of a competency framework, baseline EBT, data collection, enhanced EBT, mixed implementation.

Instructor requirements

Selection, instructor training, standardisation and ‘inter-rater reliability (or ‘concordance’);

Regulatory update

Current guidance for EBT mixed implementation, update on EASA rule-making, EBT for operators other than airlines (business jet, helicopter).

The business case

Investment and payback, advantages and disadvantages of EBT, other solutions to pilot-training issues.


May your booking now and pay by card. If you prefer to be invoiced, please email contact@mckechnie-aviation.eu or ‘phone (+44 (0) 1293 387365) with invoicing details, the date and title of the course and number of places required (invoices will be due for payment prior to the event)


6th March 2018
9:00 am - 4:30 pm


Mckechnie Aviation
+44 1293 387365


McKechnie Aviation
Unit 1, Pondtail Farm
West Grinstead, West Sussex RH13 8 United Kingdom
+ Google Map


Tickets are not available as this event has passed.