Skyborne Airline Academy is launching the UK’s first Boeing 737 MAX Airline Pilot Standard Multi-Crew Co-Operation course (APS MCC) to help its cadets significantly boost their employability prospects.

The UK CAA-approved course is available as a standalone module for pilots who have completed their Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) and Multi-Engine Instrument Rating (MEIR) elsewhere. The course is also a significant part of Skyborne’s flagship EASA Integrated ATPL and Combined Modular ATPL courses.

During the APS MCC course, cadets will undertake advanced swept-wing jet aircraft training using airline Standard Operating Procedures. The regulatory requirement for FSTD training is doubled from 20 hours to 40 hours, giving cadets even more time in Skyborne’s Boeing 737 MAX simulator when compared to standard MCC training.

Lee Woodward, Chief Executive Officer, Skyborne, says: “The three-week course was introduced by EASA in late 2017 to deliver enhanced MCC training, and we are one of the few flight training institutions to be including this in our Integrated programme. Only cadets who achieve the required performance level in their final assessment will be issued with an APS MCC certificate, giving their future employers more confidence as they begin their careers as airline pilots.”