Yıl 2020, Cilt 01 , Sayı 02, Sayfalar 44 - 51 2020-12-30

An Exploratory Study of Pilot Training and Recruitment in Europe

Lenard ADANOV [1] , Marina EFTHYMİOU [2] , Andrew MACİNTYRE [3]

It is estimated that up to 50% of Commercial Pilot’s License (CPL) applicants trained by Approved Training Organizations (ATOs) fail their airline assessments. Considering the high cost of training and effort ATOs and student pilots put, this is a significant issue for the aviation industry that has received little attention from academic scholars. We conducted in-depth interviews with twelve industry professionals and documentary analysis was undertaken. We found that the main reasons are: (1) Lack of preparation or technical knowledge; (2) Poor communication skills; and (3) Poor display of teamwork and leadership. The paper suggests that regulation should be implemented for ATO’s to use screening processes on potential students to increase quality or Airline Pilot Standard Multi Crew-Cooperation (APS MCC) system, as an additional training system on top of what is being taught in ATOs. Regulations should further be linked with regular audits in place for smaller airlines to increase the effectiveness of their pilot assessments and recruitment processes in order to increase safety. Areas of further research as also identified.
Pilot Training, Pilot Assessment, Approved Training Organizations, Aviation safety, Aviation Regulation
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Birincil Dil en
Konular Mühendislik, Hava ve Uzay
Bölüm Research Articles

Yazar: Lenard ADANOV
Kurum: Dublin City University
Ülke: Ireland

Orcid: 0000-0001-8611-5973
Yazar: Marina EFTHYMİOU (Sorumlu Yazar)
Kurum: Dublin City University
Ülke: Ireland

Yazar: Andrew MACİNTYRE
Kurum: Dublin City University
Ülke: Ireland


Başvuru Tarihi : 20 Temmuz 2020
Kabul Tarihi : 5 Kasım 2020
Yayımlanma Tarihi : 30 Aralık 2020

APA Adanov, L , Efthymiou, M , Macintyre, A . (2020). An Exploratory Study of Pilot Training and Recruitment in Europe . International Journal of Aviation Science and Technology , 01 (02) , 44-51 . DOI: 10.23890/IJAST.vm01is02.0201