EASA requirements for CRM Trainers

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Understanding the EASA requirements for CRM trainers can be a daunting task. With the CRM regulations constantly evolving, this article intends to provide an overview of the latest EASA requirements for personnel who offer training, checking, and assessment.

Flight Crew Expectation Bias – Finding a Flight Plan for Clarity

what is expectation bias

Expectation bias is when people see what they expect to see instead of what’s actually there. This can take different forms, like ignoring contradictory evidence, misunderstanding vague information, or selectively gathering data that agrees with pre-existing beliefs.

Sterile Cockpit Rule – What It Is & Why It Matters

what is the sterile cockpit rule

The sterile cockpit concept requires the flight crew to only carry out activities required for the safe operation of the aircraft during critical phases of flight (normally below 10,000 ft) and forbids all non-essential activities in the cockpit.

The Dirty Dozen of Human Factors

Dirty dozen aviation maintenance

The Dirty Dozen in aviation refers to the twelve most common human errors behind aviation accidents and incidents.  Although initially intended for aircraft maintenance, the human factor field now uses the Dirty Dozen as an introductory concept.

Unlocking Success: Why Emotional Intelligence Matters & Tactics to Train It

Why is emotional intelligence important

In a world where academic qualifications and technical skills take centre stage, we often forget to give closing credits to a character that plays a pivotal role in our professional and personal lives: Emotional Intelligence (EI) Also known as emotional quotient (EQ), EI is the ability to recognize, understand, manage, and effectively use emotions in […]

Changing Pilots’ Behaviour? How to Improve Behaviour-Based Safety Training

Behaviour-based safety training

New to the world of behaviour-based safety training?  Let’s start with the basics.  What is behaviour-based safety training? Behaviour-based safety training involves adjusting behaviour to promote a safer operational culture.  Admittedly, the name is sort of a spoiler alert.  In behaviour-based safety training, we will have one of two goals. We either train to maintain a desirable […]

Pilot Fatigue: How We Can Deal With Fatigue in Training

Pilot fatigue

Before diving headfirst into the dangers of pilot fatigue, we’ll start where most fall off.  What is pilot fatigue? While we tend to nod when anyone mentions the word fatigue – do we really understand what it means to be fatigued?  Visiting the coffee machine once or thrice, contemplating when you’ll see your beloved futon, […]

How Future Training in Questioning Techniques Can Enhance Flight Safety

Open questions for improving flight safety

Establishing effective communication is of paramount importance when it comes to enhancing flight safety.  While we can easily spend a couple hundred pages detailing different communication styles, tactics, and theories, I’d like to direct your focus on a seemingly unusual factor – in the questions you ask.  In this article, I will explore how different […]

Navigating the Future: Increasing Awareness of Automation in Aviation

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In the ever-evolving world of aviation, technology has played a pivotal role in transforming the flight deck. Automation, in particular, has emerged as a powerful tool, enhancing safety, efficiency, and precision in aviation operations.  So, why do crashes still happen?  Automation is dramatically changing the relationship between pilots, planes, and the environment in which they […]

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