The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are being encouraged by the NBAA to take more steps toward scenario-based training.
The FAAs draft advisory circular on Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) and type rating for Airplane Airman Certification Standards (ACS), support the development of standards and guidance which are ‘evidence and scenario based’, emphasizing on crew resource management and single-pilot resource management.
According to NBAA, the FAA asked for clarification on pilot proficiency requirements and for more guidance on teaching and evaluating risk-management skills. A spokesperson from the association said NBAA recommends recurrent training and checking evidence-based, target operations and procedures that address leading accident causes for turbine-powered aircraft.
The FAA developed the draft following the release of recommendations of a government-industry work group that was tasked with exploring the creation of ACS for type training and ATP training.
In an NBAA article, Robert Wright, President of Wright Aviation Solutions and a member of the NBAA safety committee, said on the AC comments: “NBAA members have long wanted to move beyond ‘cookie cutter’ maneuvers-based training standards.
“Operators want more scenario-based training, tailored to their specific operation and addressing the safety issues they’re most concerned about.”
In October, the agency announced the release of the draft AC, outlining standards and guidance for pilot preparations for the FAA ATP knowledge test, practical test, and ultimately ATP certificate or airplane type rating, as applicable. The draft AC focuses on areas including flight preparation, takeoffs and landings, in-flight maneuvers, emergency operations, and post-flight procedures. In addition, the draft includes eligibility guidance on requirements for single-engine or multiengine airplane knowledge tests and practical tests.
NBAA has acknowledged the proposal refers to a more “real world” instruction but believes more needs to be explained on how to carry through on these instructions during recurrent training and improved risk-management proficiency.
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- Edith Quizhpi (Junior – Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Tech)
- Thomas Pepe (Junior – Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Tech)
- Bowie Tam (Junior – Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Tech)
- Matthew Pourteau (Senior – Louisiana Tech University)
- Olha Karikh (Junior – Louisiana Tech University)
- Ashley Lopez (Master’s – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)
- Jonathan Dobrzynski (Sophomore – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)
- Stephanie Betts (Master’s – Florida Institute of Technology)
The association is actively encouraging the FAA to incorporate guidance that includes language from the association’s Risk Management Guide for Single-Pilot Light Business Aircraft.