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ERIC Number: ED555219
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 146
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3033-7677-1
Flight Crew Training: Multi-Crew Pilot License Training versus Traditional Training and Its Relationship with Job Performance
Cushing, Thomas S.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Dowling College
In 2006, the International Civil Aviation Organization promulgated requirements for a Multi-Crew Pilot License for First Officers, in which the candidate attends approximately two years of ground school and trains as part of a two-person crew in a simulator of a Boeing 737 or an Airbus 320 airliner. In the traditional method, a candidate qualifies for the Private Pilot Certificate, adds an Instrument Rating, upgrades to a Commercial Pilot Certificate, adds a Multi-Engine Rating, adds a Certified Flight Instructor Certificate with Instrument and Multi-Engine Ratings, builds flight time, and applies to the airlines for a First Officer position. Three Training Captains, three Multi-Crew Pilot License trained First Officers, and three traditionally trained First Officers, employed by a non-United States airline, were interviewed to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the traditional and the Multi-Crew Pilot License training from the point of view of the Captains who train the candidates during their initial type rating, and from the point of view of First Officers trained in each method. The interviews were conducted in the spring of 2012. The results of this study indicated that the Training Captains considered the Multi-Crew Pilot License First Officers more competent than the traditionally trained First Officers, the Multi-Crew Pilot Licensed First Officers expressed confidence in their training, and the traditionally trained First Officers had some reservations in the quality and quantity of their training. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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