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Loganair and CRM Aviation Europe partner for APS MCC course

Loganair is partnering with CRM Aviation Europe to offer a new pilot training course that will prepare students for joining the flight crew of a commercial airline. The Airline Pilot Standard Multi-Crew Cooperation (APS MCC) course is focused on teaching candidates how to work as part of a team in the flightdeck.

APS MCC is regarded as the gold standard for pilot training, and provides new pilots with the necessary technical and non-technical skills and knowledge to ensure they can easily adapt to an airline environment as a First Officer.

“We are incredibly excited to introduce our first APS MCC training for aspiring commercial airline pilots,” says Jordan Jennings, flight crew recruiter, Loganair. “It has been tailored to those who hope to work for Loganair, which operates a unique and extraordinarily diverse network, from airports like London Heathrow, to some of the country’s most remote airfields.”

According to Jennings the course will give incoming First Officers the chance to learn and develop key skills to make the transition from trainee to working at an airline much smoother. “The experience that the team at CRM Aviation Europe brings in delivering courses like this has been invaluable, and we’re looking forward to welcoming our very first delegates this summer,” Jennings adds. 

APS MCC delegates will learn how to operate in a multi-crew environment but will also enhance handling skills working with realistic scenarios that have been designed to develop self-awareness, interpersonal and workload management skills.

The Loganair-mentored version offered in conjunction with CRM Aviation Europe has been developed using Loganair standard operating procedures (SOPs) and with oversight from the airline’s training team to ensure consistency and quality.

Graduates will be given preference during Loganair’s airline assessment selection and have the opportunity to access fast-track recruitment with a sim assessment and HR interview at CRM Aviation Europe upon completion of the Loganair-mentored APS MCC course.

“We are delighted to partner with Loganair to deliver this very unique Loganair-mentored APS MCC Course, giving prospective First Officers an opportunity onto the flight deck of Loganair’s fleet of regional aircraft,” explains Pete Legg, head of training, CRM Aviation Europe. “Working with Loganair, we have developed a robust course, built around nine core competencies to ensure that all prospective First Officers are given the very best preparation for their career.”

Trainees will commence their course with several days in the classroom, learning from experienced Loganair instructors. Next, they will undertake 40 hours of simulator sessions based on Loganair’s route network and embedding them in the airline’s commitment to the highest possible standards of safety and customer service.

They will also gain insight into what it is like working for the UK’s largest regional airline with a chance to discuss life in the Loganair flightdeck with pilots from the airline’s multiple bases.

Among the key non-technical competencies of the course are problem-solving and decision-making; situational awareness; leadership and teamwork; communication; and workload management.

The Loganair mentored APS MCC training will be available to those who have completed their multi-engine instrument rating and commercial pilot’s licence. Bookings open on 13 May for the first course, which runs from 10-26 July 2024.

Two more courses will also be available this year, with further dates set to be announced in May. Full details can be found from Monday 13 May 2024 by visiting CRM Europe.

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Author: FTN Editor

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