Multi Crew Pilot License (MPL) Training
In our complex world of aviation it is simply impossible to train for a successful outcome of the infinite number of all possible abnormal and emergency situations, as a means to prepare for the unexpected. Because we do not know what will happen, we cannot train for it, but we can prepare for it through competency-based training.
MPL training aims to
- Replace by competency-based training the traditional application of box-ticking, hours based, prescriptive syllabi
- Guide students seamlessly from ab-initio training to airliner type rating, using simulation designed for multi-crew training
- Address the increased rates of loss of control in airline operations through Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT)
- Combat the continuing dominance of multi-crew human factors in accidents through Threat and Error Management (TEM) and Crew Resource Management (CRM)
- Mitigate the prevalence of miscommunication with Air Traffic Control (ATC)
The Multi-Crew Pilot License (MPL) is the first airline-dedicated professional pilot license, adopted by ICAO as part of Annex 1, published in the Procedures for Air Navigation Services - Training (PANS-TRG), doc 9868.
To support MPL implementation, IATA has developed guidance material and best practices (pdf) that can be downloaded for free.
MPL implementation around the world