Developing knowledge, Skills and Attitudes for safety
Competency-Based Training and Assessment
For safe operations, the crew must operate as an integrated team in the flight deck. Competency-Based Training and Assessment is a logical method of training and assessing pilots based on the combination of technical and non-technical skills used during flying. Instead of defining training based on the input (e.g. number of hours and specific exercises), more emphasis is placed on how well the tasks were performed. While the concepts have been around for a long time, the actual implementation of Competency-Based Training and Assessment is still new to industry.
IDT supports airlines on the best practices of implementing these, including the integration of Evidence-Based Training (EBT) and Advanced Qualification Program (AQP).
Reduction of Incidents on Approach and Landing (RIAL)
Incident data indicates an increased rate of occurrence of hard landings in civil aviation. The financial consequences (unscheduled inspections, repairs, delays) can be substantial.
IDT provides a training package to deal with landing safety, including:
- stabilised approach training
- prevention of hard landings
- avoidance of tail and pod strikes
The training covers the academics as well as practical issues, including task sharing (Pilot Monitoring and Pilot Flying), scanning, and technical skills such as flare and touchdown techniques.
Manual Flying Skills
Maintaining manual flying skills remains essential despite the increased level of automation in the flight deck. In fact, it is even more important to keep these skills sharp during training as the opportunities to practice them in real life become less frequent.
IDT provides training programs to teach enhanced manual flying skills through a combination of theory and simulator exercises. The emphasis is placed on operating the aircraft within the airline and aircraft manufacturer SOP’s while developing crew confidence to intervene in situations requiring these skills.
As part of the requirements for training of RIAL, IDT has developed dedicated academic modules covering the concepts and principles required for pilots to standardize their own techniques during this critical phase of flight. This is available on LMS or our Skypointer™ iPad application as part of that training program (not stand-alone).