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Magazine Published: 7th December, 2018

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Professionalism — From Engine Start to Shutdown. Editor-in-Chief Chris Lehman points out the importance of communication both in the air, and on the ground.

Enabling “the Language of the Industry.” Marty Kauchak provides an update on how three US ATOs are enabling their non-English speaking students to successfully complete their programs of study.

High Performance. In recent years, pilot training for airline operations has seen a series of developments and improvements, but these have not necessarily been transferred to training for business jet operations. Chris Long looks at the challenges faced.

Assess, Analyze, Manage. Mandating SMS worldwide is only the first step in making air transportation safer. Robert W. Moorman explores the training component that involves risk.

Cognitive Lockup. Approach and landing are considered critical phases of flight. Captain Amit Singh, FRAeS discusses how pilots can train to successfully switch between tasks in an emergency situation.

Performance Based Oversight. The regulatory oversight of aeronautical service providers has traditionally been perspective. Mario Pierobon investigates the performance-based training and regulatory oversight initiative, particularly the work underway by European regulatory authorities.

Creating New Standards. Center Air Pilot Academy and Air Greenland have introduced the first APS MCC (Airline Pilot Standard) in Denmark, a new and improved standard in pilot training.

You CAN do it. The opportunities beyond the license are out there. Captain Mark Dwyer of Ryanair recounts his continuing progression in a very fulfilling career. Getting the license is just the beginning of his story.

#EATS2018 #RecordAttendance #EASA-Industry-Vision. The annual EATS gathering could easily be renamed “The European Airline Training Action Symposium.” Rick Adams reports on what the industry’s thought leaders focused on in Madrid.

Conference Report: NTAS and Royal Aeronautical Society. Chuck Weirauch and Chris Long report on the messages given at these two conferences.

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