The Advantages of Training in a Glass Cockpit

The Advantages of Training in a Glass Cockpit

The glass cockpit is an industry standard technology utilized in modern aircrafts. Originating in military aircraft in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the glass cockpit is a state-of-the-art electronic system of control and digital avionics. Since its inception, it has changed the aeronautic landscape and has enabled aviators to operate an aircraft in a more convenient, efficient, and safe manner. Equipped in aircrafts used by most commercial airlines, an operational and systematic understanding of the glass cockpit facilitates immediate employment among pilots, as well as a lasting career in the aviation industry. Understanding the Glass Cockpit The glass cockpit provides improved aircraft operations and navigation through its Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS), a flight deck display setup that replaced the traditional dials found in what the industry called as “steam cockpit” that used to rely on mechanical gauges. Through individual primary flight screens, the Captain and the First Officer obtain access to aircraft status and various vital and pertinent information, such as attitude, heading, altitude, airspeed, lateral/vertical path, engine power, selected course, and navigation. Additionally, the glass cockpit includes a Multifunction Display LCD that relays supplementary data such as radio management, aircraft systems, engine instruments, checklists, flight plan, terrain, traffic information, charts, traffic and weather, and wind direction and speed. To provide supplementary information and function to the aircraft’s glass cockpit, Boeing developed the Engine-Indicating and Crew-Alerting System (EICAS), an integrated system that includes all engine instrumentation with crew advisory, caution, warning, and alert messages. In addition, Airbus developed the Electronic Centralized Aircraft Monitor (ECAM) system as support to EICAS. Designed to decrease pilot stress during emergency and...
How Flight Training Can Help with Airport Congestions

How Flight Training Can Help with Airport Congestions

Comprehensive and effective cadet pilot training is a vital solution to the pressing and growing problem of airport congestion. With specialized and thorough courses, pilots are equipped with the knowledge, skill, insight and experience crucial to the improvement of airport operations and runway processes, thus reducing airstrip traffic, delayed flights, additional expenses and customer complaints. Here are some ways flight training can help ease the widespread congestion problems airlines encounter at airports.   Pilots with significant flight training communicate better with air traffic control Communication between pilots and air traffic control (ATC) tower is an integral part of airport operations. To facilitate safe and efficient runway traffic, ATC operators provide directions to pilots who navigate complex layouts and intersecting runways. Additionally, ATC operators also provide information about the surrounding airspace and handle the clearance delivery of every aircraft in the airport. With proper training, pilots acquire an understanding of the control tower language, including radio communications and flight procedures. Since English is the required medium of communication in the aviation industry, it is imperative that commercial pilots are well-versed in the language when interacting with the air traffic control tower. For aspiring pilots who are not native English speakers, training at Alpha Aviation Group (AAG) is beneficial as cadets and instructors train and work on an all English speaking campus. AAG’s curriculum and community provides cadets with the best academy to acquire the necessary language and communication skills that would be highly beneficial to their career as an airline pilot.   On top of its English-based curriculum, Alpha Aviation Group also ensures that every pilot is equipped with the...
How AAG’s Level D Airbus A320 Full Flight Simulator Delivers Top Quality Training

How AAG’s Level D Airbus A320 Full Flight Simulator Delivers Top Quality Training

As with any profession, overall knowledge requires experience and repetition. As every commercial pilot knows, success does not come without completing intense and extensive training. While all commercial pilots must clock in logged hours in order to earn their licenses, not all training courses are made equal. To truly succeed in the commercial airline industry, aspiring pilots also need to learn on the most accurate and advanced types of equipment. Training on modern aviation apparatus allows cadets to acquire skills and experience necessary to handle crucial situations when they are in the cockpit. Alpha Aviation Group (AAG) addresses this requirement through its Level D Airbus A320 Full Flight Simulator. Approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the only one of its kind in the Philippines, this state-of-the-art equipment, along with AAG’s extensive training programs and experienced crew of instructors and professionals, enable a pilot to maximize their potential and gain the technical skills and experiential insights needed for immediate employment as an airline pilot. Read on to discover how AAG’s Airbus A320 Full Flight Simulator provides pilots with relevant and efficient training necessary to be a successful commercial pilot.   The A320 Simulator facilitates better learning for pilots The A320 Full Flight Simulator was designed and manufactured to replicate the exact technology and flying characteristics of an Airbus A320, the most widely used aircraft in the Asia Pacific region. The simulator does not only feature the aircraft’s modern avionic displays and instruments, it also facilitates the full flight experience and movement of its namesake. The A320 Full Flight Simulator also enables a more hands-on approach to skill-based...
AAG Explains Why MPL Training is the Future for Commercial Aviation

AAG Explains Why MPL Training is the Future for Commercial Aviation

The complex and dynamic nature of the aviation industry requires airlines to constantly adhere to new policies and regulations. In commercial aviation, one of the additions to facilitate a safer flight is the Multi-Crew Pilot environment. To complement this environment, the Multi-Crew Pilot License (MPL) was introduced. The MPL program is the first competency-based training established by the International Civil Aviation Association (ICAO). In its very essence, it was designed specifically for a crew co-piloting an aircraft. In the past, traditional training focuses mainly on independent flying. While this training method indeed improves a pilot’s competencies, the changing aviation environment demands more options that further strengthen flight safety. MPL training, which Alpha Aviation Group has pioneered, addresses this issue and enables pilots to effectively pilot and co-pilot a jet aircraft. In this post, we discuss the many advantages of the MPL program. MPL training improves flight safety To further mitigate the risk of human factor errors in a flight, MPL training prioritizes safety principles such as Threat and Error Management (TEM) and Crew Resource Management (CRM) at every phase of training. Developed by human factors researchers, TEM offers an effective, flexible, and intuitive framework for practical risk management. In addition, TEM also promotes an overall positive culture of safety in an airline and in its crew. CRM, on the other hand is a training management protocol that originated from a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) workshop. With a focus on improving air safety, CRM deals with the primary factors that cause human errors, including interpersonal communication problems and decision making skills. CRM training also includes exercises to enhance...
Why Pilot Assessment is More Important Today

Why Pilot Assessment is More Important Today

As the aviation industry continues its rapid growth, the need for a third party to handle airline pilot selection becomes more necessary as well. This unbiased procedure offers airlines various benefits that range from improvement of flight safety and efficiency to decrease in operational costs. Alpha Aviation Group (AAG) has assessed and selected over one hundred candidates that are now employed by some of the world’s most prestigious airlines. The AAG model provides several key advantages to airline carriers. Courtesy of AAG’s Newsroom, here are some of them: Pilot assessment ensures safety and efficiency For an airline to remain ahead of its competitors while adhering to the continuously evolving industry policies and regulations, there remains a constant demand to improve airline operations while ensuring safety and efficiency. In line with this, the employed pilots must always be in top condition and must have the necessary skills, experience, and industry knowledge required. This requires the pilot recruitment and selection process to be rigorous and thorough. To facilitate this process of comprehensive and systematic assessment, Alpha Aviation Group offers an Airline Pilot Selection service. This product provides airlines with highly competent Commercial Pilot Licence holders that can immediately join airlines ready to be trained as First Officers. Using the ADAPT software developed by Symbiotics Performance Solutions, AAG can determine the most competent individuals for airlines. Included in the ADAPT assessment procedure are advanced personality questionnaires, cognitive tests and coordination assessments along with aviation knowledge papers on the ATPL modules. ADAPT enables Alpha Aviation Group and its airline partner to determine the trainability of the pilot, their operational effectiveness and how they...