Since 2016 private aircraft operators in Europe have had to comply with regulations for the ‘non-commercial operation of complex motor-powered aircraft’. As well as ramp checks the European Aviation Authorities are now conducting inspections and audits of these operators at their operating bases.
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.
Could the UK manage without EASA?
If the UK is to remain an EASA Member State then there will clearly be a price to pay.
5 questions to check if you’re wasting resources on safety management: 1. Can you identify the safety management function within your organisation? If you can identify the part of your organisation that deals with safety management then you’re probably doing it wrong. Managing safety should be integral… Read More
“Evidence Based training (EBT) arose from an industry-wide consensus that in order to reduce the aircraft hull loss and fatal accident rates, a strategic review of recurrent and type-rating training for airline pilots was necessary”. Since these words were written (in ICAO document 9995) the hull loss… Read More
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.
There is a common regulation for ‘Air Operations’ across the 32 ‘EASA States’. This regulation applies to aircraft operators and also to the ‘Competent Authorities’ (or Civil Aviation Authorities, CAAs) who are responsible for the certification and oversight of operators. Annex II (Part-ARO) describes what these CAAs… Read More
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.