As of May 4, 2016, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) will require all operators to incorporate upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT) into their pilot training programs per ED Decision 2015/12/R . The following outlines how CAE prepared to provide the required training detailing simulator updates, instructor training, and the course development required to comply with the regulation for phased recurrent, non-phased recurrent, and operator conversion courses.
Given the seriousness of the threat to safety and the potential for negative training, we at CAE felt it was extremely important to make sure that our instructors are properly prepared to teach the appropriate procedures and techniques to our customers. That is why we partnered with Aviation Performance Solutions (APS), the leading provider of upset prevention and recovery training in the industry. We sent a core group of instructors representing each platform that we offer to attend APS training. The program consists of ground, simulator and inflight training that provides our instructors the experience they need to become subject matter experts. The group of core APS trained instructors use their experience to teach an internal course of ground and simulator training to qualify the remaining instructors on their respective platforms.
In order to properly train upset prevention and recovery techniques, the flight instructor operating stations will be upgraded with new displays incorporating the UPRT solution. These tools consist of a trigger display for preset UPRT scenarios to seamlessly integrate into the training experience. Each scenario is recorded for an enhanced debriefing session. The instructor will also have performance displays to ensure the aircraft stays within the aircraft envelope throughout the maneuver, as well as displays that graphically represent the key flight controls and primary flight display to monitor pilot performance.
Click on the links below for downloadable documents outlining the specific UPRT topics and elements necessary to be incorporated into the existing training footprints to meet the new EASA training requirement broken out by phased recurrent, non-phased/operator conversion courses. Our program is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to manage upset situations and is reinforced in the simulator through maneuver and scenario based training.