Training For Aviation's Next Era

The 21st Europe Airline Training Symposium

8-9 November 2023 • Estoril Congress Centre, Cascais, Portugal


Every takeoff, ascent, and landing hinges on precision, skill, and safety. Captain Cameron Ruckley, the Training Manager Operational Standards at easyJet Airlines, will take to the stage at EATS 2023, to discuss the intricacies of using data effectively to demonstrably enhance recurrent pilot training and, in turn, flight safety.

"easyJet - Turning Theory into Practice"

In a world inundated with data, the challenge lies not in collecting information but in harnessing it for substantial safety improvements. With the advent of Competency-Based Training and Assessment (CBTA) and Evidence-Based Training (EBT), the aviation industry is poised for transformative change. Yet, the path to implementing these groundbreaking shifts is strewn with challenges.

Captain Ruckley is here to share easyJet's journey, offering insights into the practicalities and hurdles of gathering, analysing, and leveraging diverse data sources across their operation. His presentation promises a wealth of practical advice and key takeaways:

  1. Harmonizing Data for Clear Insights: Captain Ruckley delves into the nuances of collecting and harmonizing data to derive meaningful and actionable insights. Identifying reliable information sources, establishing a common language across data platforms, and, ultimately, gaining a clear view of operational risks are crucial components of this process.

  2. Designing Effective Recurrent Training: With easyJet's experience as a guide, Captain Ruckley explores how to translate data into training objectives. He emphasizes the significance of choosing the right tools to address specific training needs and optimizing the learning environment to foster pilot development.

  3. Measuring Training Effectiveness: A hallmark of successful training is an effective feedback loop. Cameron shares insights into creating a feedback mechanism to measure trainee experiences, pilot performance, and their impact on operations, driving continuous improvement.

Cameron Ruckley's Biography

Captain Cameron Ruckley.png Captain Ruckley is a seasoned aviation professional with a rich and diverse background. In addition to his role as a Training Manager responsible for Operational Standards at easyJet Airlines, he's an active line pilot, line training captain, Type Rating Instructor, and Type Rating Examiner on A320 series aircraft. His journey within easyJet's training department has been marked by significant contributions to pilot and instructor training.

Cameron's expertise has found a platform at internal easyJet conferences and a Flight Operations Conference, where he's shared his insights and knowledge to elevate the industry's standards.

  1. Register for EATS 2023: Be part of the transformation. Secure your spot at EATS 2023 to gain valuable insights, network with industry leaders, and discover how data-driven training is paving the way for safer skies. Visit EATS 2023 Registration to sign up.

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