Issue 6/2017 

Advertising Deadline: 27th November 2017
Publication Date: 15th December 2017

Airline Training Profile: Etihad – CAT profiles the training expertise of Etihad Airways, the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates. Since commencing operations in 2003, the airline has grown to over 120 global destinations and operates both Boeing and Airbus aircraft, including B777, B787, A330 and A380 with a total fleet size of some 126 aircraft. As such, the airline can boast of one of the most modern fleets in the world as well as being one of a very small number of airlines rated as “5-star” by Skytrax.

Aiming for Success: The Power of Aircrew Selection – While pilot training programs dominate discussions about flight crew training, it is important not to overlook the key step in the process which is the selection of those with the skill and aptitude to be successful both in training and throughout their career. This feature article will look at what the industry is doing to make sure the right personnel are hired from a knowledge, skills and ability point of view. Are they fit for command and command upgrade? What are the current airline and ATO selection tools and are they delivering the results needed? What are the selection tools used in the European MPL programs, and what have been the results to date and the lessons learned?

Aeromedical Advances – CAT continues its investigation into advances in aeromedical training, including EMS Training and Operations. Safe transportation and in-flight care of patients is a central concern, particularly in rotary wing operations, and the feature will include a look at CRM training for medical personnel and the relationship with flight crew CRM. The discussion will also include an update on current thinking with regard to assessing flight crew mental health.

Insights from Simulator Operations – CAT investigates the issues surrounding the maintenance and reliability of today’s Flight Simulator Training Devices (FSTDs), including the experiences with today’s technologies and whether they are actually increasing simulator availability and reducing maintenance costs, compared to years past. What about simulator maintenance technicians and their supply, training and retention? How does one become a simulator maintenance technician? What about simulator qualification personnel from the regulators – where do they train and what is the source of these skilled personnel?

Maintenance Training – A continuation of the discussion from CAT 4/2017 on the challenges facing the aviation maintenance community, with particular emphasis on securing an adequate supply of qualified personnel to maintain the world’s fleet. The ongoing retirement wave and corresponding industry growth, together with changing demographics have resulted in a “perfect storm”. In this feature, we solicit the views – and possible solutions – from industry associations including the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA), the Aviation Technicians Education Council (ATEC) and the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA).

EATS Report  – A report from the floor of CAT’s European Airline Training Symposium (EATS), which once again will run both flight training and cabin training conference streams. The 16th edition of Europe’s largest airline training conference is expected to attract some 500-plus delegates, making it a must-attend for the civil aviation training community. EATS will take place in Berlin, 31 October – 1 November, 2017.


Advertising Contacts

To discuss advertising options in this issue of CAT Magazine, please contact one of our sales team:

Director of Sales & Marketing:
Jeremy Humphreys
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Business Manager – North America:
Michelle Viens
[t] +1 407 322 5605