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Training & Licensing

​​​Commercial aviation is the safest mode of public transport. Advances in the design and reliability of modern aircraft, together with investment in pilot training and maintenance technicians training, have contributed to this impressive achievement. However, to continue to build on this safety record, harmonization and continuous improvement of training standards and processes are necessary.

Our Training and Licensing activities improve operational efficiency in training by:

  • Attracting the younger generation to the aviation industry
  • Supporting new training methodologies such as Multi-Crew Pilot License Training (MPL) and Evidence-Based Training (EBT), in a competency-based training and assessment framework
  • Promoting regulatory harmonization and market permeability to meet the needs of the aviation industry

Flight operations

We rely on the operational training expertise of the IATA Pilot Training Task Force (PTTF) to: 

  • Identify issues and challenges in today’s fast evolving and highly automated environment
  • Provide globally harmonized training solutions based on best practices

This portfolio provides guidance and best practices for pilot selection, training and assessment. 

Instructor and Evaluator Training

Flight Crew Monitoring



Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT)

Evidence-Based Training (EBT)

Multi-Crew Pilot License Training 

 Selection Criteria (Pilot Aptitude Testing)

Cross Crew Qualification

Engineering & maintenance

Competency-based training (CBT) for engineering and maintenance personnel, working in aircraft and component maintenance organizations, is oriented to establish a workforce being competent to perform a defined set of maintenance tasks to defined standards. The scope of the training is oriented to the requirements and environment of the workplace and takes into consideration the pre-training competencies of the attendees. 

To support the development and implementation of a competency-base training program for engineering and maintenance personnel, we developed the following guidance material:

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