The Evidence-Based Training-Competency-Based Training and Assessment Workshop, organized by Emirates' Flight Operations Training Department in collaboration with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), was held at the Emirates Aviation College in Dubai in October.
Training experts from airlines such as Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, Iceland Air, UAE Presidential Flight, Etihad, Flydubai, Air Arabia and Indigo, as well as civil aviation authorities such as UAE Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and Irish Aviation Authority attended the workshop.
In addition to aircraft manufacturers Airbus and Boeing, training organizations such as the International Federation of Airline Pilots Associations (IFALPA) and Emirates Flight Training Academy (EFTA) and CAE also took part in the event.
In the workshop, where speeches and presentations were made throughout the day, participants from the industry came together to share the challenges and best practices in the field regarding the development, implementation and effective execution of evidence-based education (EBT) and competency-based training and assessment programs.
At the workshop, Emirates Vice President of Flight Training, Captain Pilot Bader Al Marzooqi, Human Factors Manager Dr. Nicklas Dahlstrom, Boeing Training Manager Captain Pilot David Swarbrick and Flight Training Standards Manager Captain Pilot Stephen Mercer attended as speakers.
Other speakers attending the event include IATA Safety and Flight Operations Division Training and Licensing Officer Captain Yann Renier, flydubai Flight Instructor Captain Pilot Jason Alves, Airbus Worldwide Training Vice President Captain Pilot Olivier Mazzoleni, Boeing Global Services Competency Based Training and Evaluation Program Its leader was Captain Pilot Graham McNally, Lufthansa A380 Training Captain Richard Lenz and CAE Training Officer Captain Pilot Chris Ranganathan.
Bader Al Marzooqi, Emirates Vice President of Flight Training, said: “The Forum is one of the best examples of collaboration and partnership with key aviation stakeholders to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of pilot training programmes. We shared critical insights, knowledge and best practices that will lead to real-world and actionable solutions that positively impact the implementation of evidence-based education programs.” used his statements.
Thanking IATA, attendees and contributors to the forum for their support, Marzooqi said, “The Forum provided a great platform for industry leaders to come together and address the challenges often encountered in pilot training.” said.
Captain Pilot Yann Renier, Training and Licensing Officer of the IATA Safety and Flight Operations Division, said:
“The Emirates Flight Training Department held a Competency-Based Training and Assessment (CBTA) workshop with more than 40 training officers representing airlines, training organizations and aircraft manufacturers to address the competency-based training approach, including Evidence-Based Training. The event provided the opportunity to discuss the latest developments in Competency-Based Training and Assessment and to identify the main challenges faced by the industry in implementing this approach and share them with 80 participants who attended the workshop online. I would like to thank all the participants who were with us in Dubai and on the virtual platform. I am confident that this workshop, which is a new page for operations, will continue in the future.”
Expressing that they had the opportunity to think and talk about how to best train their pilots in line with aviation safety at the Emirates workshop, GCAA Flight Operations Inspector Sham Suddin Bin Khalid said, “Watching information and data sharing between stakeholders such as airline companies, aircraft manufacturers and training organizations is a very inspiring experience. it happened. We hope this dialogue and cooperation will continue in the years to come, contributing to the vision of developing pilot competencies and increasing safety across the industry.” he said.
Issues such as how to successfully implement and disseminate Evidence-Based Education (EBT) and Competence-Based Education and Assessment (CBTA) programs were discussed at the workshop.
The event focused on the difficulties encountered during the creation of curricula for these programs and the development of standards for educators, as well as the management and use of training data.
The event is planned to continue in the future to continue to share best practices and improve pilot training for the entire aviation industry.