Sustainability isn't just a buzzword; it's becoming a fundamental aspect of early pilot training. At the forefront of this transformative shift is the Aviation Training Policy Group (ATPG). Their groundbreaking research lays the foundation for introducing sustainability into the core of pilot training, fostering a holistic approach that embraces knowledge, skill, and attitude.

In a recent dialogue with EASA's John Franklin, Captain Andy O'Shea, CEO of The Airline Pilot Club, sheds light on the game-changing Environmental Airline Pilot Standards Multi-Crew Cooperation (APS MCC). This innovative approach leverages the existing competency framework, particularly focusing on Knowledge and Problem-Solving and Decision-making (KNO, PSD), seamlessly complementing Competency-Based Training and Assessment (CBTA).

Captain O'Shea's insights aren't just theoretical; they're grounded in tangible results. He shares real-world examples of sustainable practices that have made a substantial impact. Continuous Descent Approaches (CDA) and the implementation of single-engine taxi-in are two such practices that collectively saved nearly 150,000 tons of fuel by Ryanair. These figures underscore the practical benefits of integrating sustainability into aviation training.

EASA's Conversations Magazine is set to expand on this conversation, providing an in-depth exploration of the subject in next week's issue. It promises to be a valuable resource for those keen to delve deeper into the world of sustainable aviation.

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The sustainability conversation doesn't end here; it's just the beginning. Dr. Eva Maleviti will lead the charge in the upcoming discussion on Sustainability in Initial Aviation Training at the Heads of Training meeting during EATS.

This marks a significant step toward a more sustainable aviation industry, and the dialogue continues at the Aviation Training Leader Forum, offering a dedicated space for training leaders to collaborate and innovate.

Participate in the Conversation: Stay connected and engage in the ongoing dialogue about the future of aviation training. Heads of Training can sign up for our Aviation Training Leader Forum to contribute to the discussions.

To explore this insightful conversation in its entirety, be sure to watch the full podcast, titled "Environmental APS MCC Podcast." It's an opportunity to witness firsthand the innovative steps being taken to make sustainability an integral part of aviation training.

Conversation Aviation EASA Environmental APS MCC

Conversation Aviation EASA Environmental APS MCC