Issue 3/2018 

Advertising Deadline: 18th May 2018
Publication Date: 8th June 2018

Airline Training Profile: Air Malta – CAT profiles the training activities and expertise of Air Malta. As the flag carrier of Malta, the airline is headquartered in Luqa and its hub is at Malta International Airport. Founded some 45 years ago, the airline offers services to destinations in Europe, Middle East and North Africa with an all-Airbus fleet of A319, A320 and A320neo aircraft.

Learning Management Systems – Integrated learning environments incorporating the complete range of training technologies, as well as operational and training data, are becoming not only more common but are increasingly focused on the power of individualised and tailored training. These new environments require robust Learning Management Systems (LMS) and many vendors provide products and services in this sector. CAT takes a look at what is on offer, particularly those LMS systems that are actually in-service with airlines and training providers. The discussion will include LMS future technology trends. 

Air Traffic Management Training – In the late 1990s, a European initiative was born that organised continental airspace into functional blocks, according to traffic flows rather than national borders. A project such as this was not possible without common rules and procedures and thus the Single European Sky (SES) was begun, promising significant efficiency and safety dividends. CAT provides an update on the overall SES initiative as well as the associated training issues and requirements. 

Global Mobility of Aviation Personnel  – The issues of licensing, ratings and experience for US pilots wishing to fly for an overseas employer and vice-versa are not generally well-known or understood. In an age of high pilot demand and global shortages of aircrew, CAT attempts to provide guidance, including the impact of the post-Brexit environment on UK flight crew.

Wait Just a Moment – In 2016, the NLR joined forces with KLM to provide EASA with a study that examined the use of focused training to mitigate Startle and Surprise. Startle and surprise in the commercial pilot context is defined as inappropriate reactions to unexpected events that can lead to destabilization of the airplane. It can happen at all skill levels and aircraft types and has played a role in some Loss of Control Inflight (LOC-I) accidents in recent years. CAT summarizes the study, its results, and identifies the positive training outcomes and recommendations.

Learning from Incidents and Accidents – The entire aviation industry is structured and focused on learning from accidents and to implement any needed policy or operational change as quickly as possible following such occurrences. CAT takes a look at the process through conversations with air carriers, regulators and flight crew. The discussion includes insights into how crews are able to recover from traumatic events.

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.

WATS 2018 Report  – A report from the 21st anniversary edition of the World Aviation Training Summit (WATS), which was held April 17-19 in Orlando, FL. WATS is the flagship conference product of CAT Magazine and is the largest gathering of aviation simulation and training professionals in the world.

APATS Preview  – A preview of CAT Magazine’s Asia Pacific Airline Training Symposium (APATS), which will be held 28-29 August, 2018 in Singapore.

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