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EBT Seminar

14th November 2017 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Evidence Based Training

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.

Seminar Content

• Presenters
• Participants
• Objectives of the seminar
1What is EBT
• What’s wrong with the current requirements
• The new paradigm
• Competencies and behavioural markers
• Clustering (approach and malfunctions)
• Training devices
• Programme outline
• Use of behavioural marker for competency assessment;
• IT tools to support assessment
3EBT Implementation
• Training according to EBT Principles
• Baseline EBT
• Data collection
• Enhanced EBT
• Mixed implementation
4Case study
• Mixed implementation of baseline EBT in a major European airline
5Instructor requirements
• Selection and training
• Inter-rater reliability
• Comparison of EBT and ATQP
• Managing the transition
7The business case
• Investment and payback
8Regulatory update
• Current guidance
• Update on EASA rulemaking
9Next Steps
• Guidance materials
• Project planning
• Engaging external support.


How to book

Book online here and pay by credit card. The fee is £399 + VAT.

If you prefer to be invoiced, or if you are a business customer established outside the UK, then please email contact@mckechnie-avaition.eu or ‘phone (+44 01293 387365) or  with your preferred date/location, the number of places you need and invoicing details. We will send you an invoice to be paid in advance of the course date.


If you are travelling by air or train then we will be pleased to provide transport to and from the venue from Gatwick Airport.

Our place or yours?

We’re presenting the seminar at our facility close to Gatwick Airport. If the planned dates and locations don’t work for you then please let us know. We may be able to schedule additional dates and locations or we can arrange a specific training session for your organisation at your own venue.


14th November 2017
9:30 am - 4:30 pm


Mckechnie Aviation
+44 1293 387365


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