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Magazine Published: 8th August, 2019

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Scouts or Scorers. “…instructors… have historically been both scouts and scorers”.

Embracing Embraer – 50 years on 2019 marks the 50th year since the Brazil-based aircraft manufacturer Embraer was created. Chris Long visited the OEM to learn their go-forward strategy for civil and business aircraft.

How to develop resilience Training in resilience development, an element of CRM, has been required by EASA air operations regulations since 2016. Mario Pierobon talked with training leaders about approaches to managing risk and challenging flight events.

Sim Trends for the Next Decade The exponential demand for pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals is spawning more schools, more training device developers, and more scientific techniques. Rick Adams highlights some trends gaining traction.

The Falcon Flies. The flag carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, the island nation state in the Arabian Gulf, will celebrate its 70th birthday in 2020. Chris Long profiles Gulf Air’s training expertise.

Lower-Cost Training Devices Pushing Higher Fidelity “Low end” training devices continue to add capability such as tactile cockpit controls, visual systems, motion and even virtual reality. Chuck Weirauch highlights some of the newer entrants to the market.

Regulators Safety Conference Focuses on EVTOL training The integration of electric vertical take-off and landing (EVTOL) aircraft in the air transport system is one current issue to which regulators on both sides of the Atlantic are giving particular consideration. Mario Pierobon reports from the recent EASA FAA Safety Conference.

Air Astana – the Kazakh Solution Winner of the 2019 Travellers Choice Regional Airline Asia award, Air Astana is one of the fastest-growing airlines in Central Asia. Chris Long profiles.

Evolution Not Revolution. Insights and perspectives on the state of virtual-, augmented- and mixed-reality technology supporting maintainers’ continua of learning, from diverse civil aviation training leaders. Group Editor Marty Kauchak reports.

L3Harris Launches in London. The recently merged L3Harris is expanding its airline training capacity, but with an emphasis on quality and attracting more women to the cockpit. Chris Long attended the fete.

AAETS 2019 – Success in Seoul. The subject matter of the recent Asian Aviation Education and Training Symposium 2019 (AAETS) in Seoul, Republic of Korea, was tightly focused on the Multi-crew Pilot Licence (MPL) and maintenance and engineering topics. AAETS Chair Chris Long and M/E Chair Dr Bill Johnson report.

Are You Fit to Fly? A critical question at the “Outbrief” – the final check that all is well prepared before the crew make their way to a Royal Air Force aircraft, is “Are you fit to fly?” Chris Long reports from the recent Royal Aeronautical Society Aerospace Mental Health & Wellbeing Conference.

Seen & Heard. Updates from the training and simulation community. Compiled and edited by the CAT editorial team.