Issue 1/2018 

Advertising Deadline: 29th January 2018
Publication Date: 16th February 2018

Airline Training Profile: EVA Air – CAT Magazine journeys to Taiwan to uncover the unique training expertise of EVA Air. With a mixed fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft, including A330, A321, B777, as well as B747-400 and B777 on freight routes, the airline was started only in 1989. But the carrier’s views on the importance of training can be summed up with the fact that before aircraft were delivered or even corporate offices built, construction of the Training Centre was begun. And to this day, the company carries out its own training with its own instructors, and can boast of a culture that embraces continuous improvement in training and continuous investment in training technology.

Global Regulation of FSTDs and Training Standards – Regulatory guidance and oversight as well as technical requirements for Flight Simulation Training Devices (FSTDs) is evolving in both FAA and EASA jurisdictions, with the need for extended envelope and stall training helping to drive this process. Further, the issue of international harmony in rule-making and device qualification remains an on-going concern, as is the treatment of ancillary devices such as FTDs and FNPTs. CAT attempts to provide some clarity to the current international guidance and regulatory scene, including the impact to training centres and operators.

Airport Management Training – CAT examines what it takes to become an effective airport manager, an occupation that requires a person with multiple skills, flexibility and endless patience. An airport Chief Executive Officer or general manager is, in effect, a mayor of a city filled with aircraft of varying size and ancillary businesses to support. Airport management staff oversee daily operations, which can range from supervising personnel, route planning and marketing to monitoring expenditures, infrastructure and real estate development, security and enforcement of FAA rules and regulations. In recent years, due to the increase in federal regulations, particularly in the areas of security and the environment, the airport manager’s responsibilities have expanded exponentially.

Maintenance Training Perspectives – CAT continues to investigate the nature of aviation maintenance technician supply and demand. With a rising global demand due to industry expansion, a high retirement rate, and less than adequate supply, it’s never been a better time to pursue an aviation maintenance career. Clearly, however, some innovative thinking is required to mitigate a looming shortage of this critical occupation. One possible solution to preserving and enhancing the aviation maintenance training pipeline is the pursuit of real partnerships between stakeholders and the overall industry.

CRM for Air Medical Staff – From the time it lifts off with a medical crew and a patient on-board, an aircraft is essentially a micro-hospital, and it must be able to operate autonomously, whichever way the medical condition of the patient unfolds. The medical professionals on-board are effectively part of the crew and there must be solid cooperation between the aircrew and the medical staff in order to best manage the clinical aspects of the patient as well as the conduct of flight. CAT investigates the nature and effectiveness of Crew Resource Management training for air medical staff.

Case Study: EBT Implementation  – A guest author summarises an Evidence-based Training (EBT) implementation at Aegean Airlines, and the discussion includes the airline’s impressions of the result. 

Women in Aviation Series  – CAT Magazine’s continued profile of highly successful female professional pilots. 

ICAO NGAP Global Summit  – CAT reports from the ICAO NGAP Global Summit, recently held at ICAO Headquarters in Montreal, Canada.

WATS 2018 Preview – A preview of CAT Magazine’s annual World Aviation Training Summit (WATS), to be held April 17-19 in Orlando, Florida. With four conference tracks – pilot training, regional airline pilot training, maintenance training, and cabin crew training – WATS is the world’s largest gathering of aviation training professionals. And this year marks the 21st anniversary of this respected and long-standing event, with special focus on the training issues surrounding the 2018 conference theme of: “The Role of Technology and Data in Optimizing Career Paths, Human Performance and Operational Safety.”


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