Training Today

Airlines, TRTO/FTO are increasingly required to capture data and conduct audits. In training, pilot performance has been measured by success at periodic checks. It is recognised that there is a gap between being able to pass the check and being able to apply expertise to solve operational problems in real time. Examiners and trainers have difficulties in making conclusive decisions and evaluations without a standardised student data monitoring program.

The FAA Advanced Qualification Program and its EU-OPS equivalent, ATQP, reflect that concern. IATA, too, through its Training and Qualification Initiative (ITQI) is equally concerned about building competence in aviation in order to meet the challenges of the future. So how does an airline ensure that its crews are operating to the highest standard of competence?