Delta and APS Upset Training Featured in AeroSafety World

APS Global Airline UPRT

APS Global Airline UPRT

Delta Airlines has partnered with Aviation Performance Solutions (APS) to prepare 16 flight simulator instructors to design fleet-specific UPRT for 8 jet airplane types. Delta is the first major US carrier to integrate this specialized training from APS. This training will eventually provide more than 11,000 pilots with skills and knowledge to prevent an upset from developing as well as ensure correct recovery in the event of an upset. Jon Tovani, a Delta Captain and managing director of Delta flight training, defends the necessity of UPRT for US-based professional airline pilots who believe the reliability of electronic and automated flight control systems are sufficient to overcome the loss of control in-flight (LOC-I) threat. He cites scenarios from all over the world as evidence, as well as Delta specific examples, to defend his case to pursue industry-vetted and approved training as pioneered by APS, the global leader in upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT) solutions. The IS NOT a reproduction of the original article.

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UPRTA Paper Addresses ICAO Manual on Aeroplane Upset Prevention and Recovery Training

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has created Document 10010, Manual on Aeroplane Upset Prevention and Recovery Training outlining broad principles for the delivery of Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT). UPRTA congratulates ICAO on the creation of this much needed guidance document, and on the coming Loss of Control In-flight Symposium to be held in Montreal on May 20-22, 2014.

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WSJ: Air France Crash Report Likely to Alter Pilot Training

French accident investigators on Friday are expected to release a report confirming their initial findings and offering new details of how pilot errors, combined with a fluke of cockpit automation, led to the 2009 crash of an Air France jet into the Atlantic Ocean, air-safety experts said.

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WSJ: Major Changes Building In Commercial-Pilot Training

LE BOURGET, France –Calling for fundamental changes in aviator training, a group of international experts has recommended that new airline pilots practice certain emergency maneuvers while flying small planes rather than sitting in simulators, which is the current practice.

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NTSB Chairman Cites Loss of Control In-Flight as a Primary Threat to Air Safety

Deborah A.P. Hersman, Chairman
National Transportation Safety Board

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