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EASA Unveils Proposal for New Loss of Control Rules on Pilot Training

By Veronica Magan | September 4, 2015
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Simulator used for training. Photo: EASA.
[Avionics Today 09-04-2015] The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published its proposal for new rules on pilot training, which cover the topic of Loss of Control In-Flight. The Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) to the rules proposes to integrate so-called Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) requirements and provisions into the EU pilot training. 
Loss of Control of the airplane by the pilot is the result of an “airplane upset” — a condition whereby an airplane unintentionally exceeds the flight parameters experienced during normal flight. Upsets are likely to lead to Loss of Control In-Flight if they are not timely corrected. 
The main focus of the new training standards is on pilots who intend to pursue a pilot career with a commercial airline. Such pilots would likely complete either an airplane Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL(A)) or a Multi-crew Pilot License (MPL) integrated course, followed by a type rating on a multi-pilot airplane. 

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