[Avionics Today 05-04-2015] The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have published new training requirements for airline pilots to prevent loss of control situations.
The Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) requirements aim to better train pilots in order to face unexpected events, potentially leading to a loss of control. The requirements are based on International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards and recommended practices and have been developed by EASA in consultation with industry experts. All European airlines and commercial business jet operators are required to implement the provisions by May 2016.
“Although LOC-I events are rare, 97 percent of the LOC-I accidents over the past five years involved fatalities to passengers or crew. Partnering with EASA on this important initiative based on global standards and best practices will reduce the likelihood of such events in future,” said Tony Tyler, IATA director general and CEO.