Competency-Based Training and Assessment (CBTA) is expanding across the regulations and the industry. The States, the airlines, and the training organizations have realized that CBTA is a far more efficient way to develop a competent pilot workforce when compared to the traditional task - or hour-based training and checking.
It is IATA's longstanding belief that CBTA training programs provide the necessary safety and efficiency benefits required by the continuous increase in the complexity of the civil aviation system. Hence, IATA promotes the Competency-Based Training and Assessment (CBTA) approach to the full spectrum of pilot training, from pilot aptitude testing, pilot initial licensing training, instructor/evaluator training and operator training, and offers a wide range of guidance materials to support the implementation of CBTA.
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Designed for air operators, flight training organizations and civial aviation authorities, this library of documents consolidates the best practices for the implementation of effective and efficient CBTA programs for flight crew training, covering:
|Guidance Material and Best Practices for Command Training||This guide proposes the first Competency-Based Training and Assessment (CBTA) approach for the design of pilot development programs with special emphasis on command training. The CBTA approach to command training is a strategic IATA initiative that sustains the IATA Total Systems Approach, which stands for the application of CBTA across all aviation disciplines in general, and to all modules and roles of a pilot’s entire career in particular.|
|Guidance Material and Best Practices for MPL Implementation||Multi-Crew Pilot License (MPL) represents a shift in training philosophy, moving from prescriptive hours-based training to competency-based training and assessment in a multi-crew environment from the very beginning of the program. This manual consolidates available MPL guidance materials into one manual to accelerate understanding, adoption and effective implementation of MPL.|
|Guidance Material and Best Practices for Pilot Aptitude Testing||
This third edition of the manual introduces a competency-based approach to the selection process of candidates. It emphasizes the importance of introducing the pilot competencies at the very early stage of a pilot’s career, that is at the selection process.
The manual covers all aspects necessary to understand, construct and run a successful Pilot Aptitude Testing system, covering not only the successful completion of the ab-initio module of a pilot’s career but also his or her ability to successfully act as an airline pilot in all functions and roles.
|Guidance Material and Best Practices for Improving Flight Crew Monitoring||Effective monitoring is a key safety net in the prevention of accident and incident in general and in the prevention of loss of control accidents and incidents in particular.
The objective of this manual is to provide practical guidance to operators wishing to enhance their own training for developing pilot monitoring. It provides practical guidance for defining pilot roles and responsibilities for monitoring during line operations, for training monitoring, and for instructors to properly teach monitoring.
|Guidance Material and Best Practices for Instructor and Evaluator Training||
Given the essential contribution of the instructors and evaluators to flight safety, it was important to look into the existing training curricula and propose solutions to enhance globally the level of competency of the instructors and the evaluators.
This manual introduces a competency-based training and assessment methodology for instructor and evaluator (IE) training, in support to the industry’s movement toward CBTA. It’s content defines the IE competencies requiring special emphasis during training depending on the different IE duties, e.g., Flight Instructor, Type Rating Instructor, etc. The manual addresses as well the qualification of IE transitioning from traditional training to CBTA programs.
|Guidance Material and Best Practices for Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT)||This manual serves as guidance material for operators to develop an Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) program. It can be used for both, traditional and competency-based training schemes. The document specifically focuses on practical guidance for UPRT instructor training|