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...
Why Airlines Need Customized Solutions to Improve Operational Efficiency

Why Airlines Need Customized Solutions to Improve Operational Efficiency

The continuous growth of air travel and the rapid expansion of the industry have brought significant new challenges that airlines must address. This includes the need to review internal policies, align services with new and updated civil aviation regulations, review passenger safety procedures, optimize resource acquisition and recruit competent pilots to meet the steadily increasing demand. This new era in the industry has forced airlines to focus on improving operational efficiency in cost-effective ways. Flight training is a key component that is becoming more costly for airlines to continue as an in-house service. Fortunately, there are aviation training solution providers that can provide valuable assistance to airlines. One of these institutions is Alpha Aviation Group (AAG), which creates custom-made training solutions, ensuring that airlines meet the requirements of the industry to maintain successful operations. Here are some benefits of investing in AAG’s custom-made programs: Airlines can request for pilot assessment and selection One of the key elements in airline operations is pilot competency. Every airline requires a specific set of skills and expertise depending on the types of aircrafts used and flight conditions. Based on these particular requirements, the Alpha Aviation Group can develop a specialized Airline Pilot Selection program that includes pilot training, assessment, and selection, providing airlines with competent and skilled pilots that fit their operational requirements. Through a unique and extensive process of psychological and personality assessment, systematic examinations on theoretical and practical knowledge, and aptitude and cognitive tests, AAG determines the finest pilots suitable to the needs of the airline. Airlines can lease training equipment and access technical support With AAG’s partnership opportunities and tailor-made...
The Advantages of the Alpha Airline Pilot Program

The Advantages of the Alpha Airline Pilot Program

Becoming a commercial airline pilot is no easy feat. Several prerequisites have to be satisfied, licenses and certifications have to be obtained, and flying hours both in a simulator and in an actual aircraft have to be accumulated. Fortunately, for aspiring cadets, there is the Alpha Airline Pilot Program (AAPP). Designed by Alpha Aviation Group (AAG), this comprehensive course takes a pilot through all of the qualifications required so they are ready to join an airline as a First Officer. In this post, we explore this unique training program from AAG and discuss its advantages for aspiring pilots and prospective cadets. No Previous Experience Necessary The Alpha Airline Pilot Program was specifically created for individuals who have zero experience in the industry. Aspiring pilots do not need to have any previous experience related to aviation. As long as you have an undergraduate degree and the motivation to succeed, you can apply for the training course. Comprehensive and Complete Easily, one of the benefits of the AAPP is its extensive course footprint. It is a carefully designed and structured course to take a cadet through the various professional pilot qualifications that are required to become a qualified professional airline pilot. Unlike other academy programs that provide a standard CPL-IR course, the AAPP ensures that the pilots know the key theoretical frameworks involving flight and navigation and are aware of the standards, demands and culture of the modern airport. At the same time, AAG Philippines employs faculty members and trainers with decades of experience in the business. These instructors have thousands of hours experience between them in a commercial and military...
Alpha Aviation Group Joins APATS 2015

Alpha Aviation Group Joins APATS 2015

Alpha Aviation Group (AAG) will be exhibiting during the Asia Pacific Airline Training Symposium (APATS) on September 15 to 16, 2015 at Centara Grand Convention Center in Bangkok, Thailand. This long established conference and tradeshow is a favorite among airline personnel, government officials, aviation professionals and flight instructors. Attended by thousands of men and women from over 70 airlines and 48 countries, this event provides everyone the opportunity to learn, discuss and exchange insights about the state of today’s airlines, modern flight operations and procedures and the future of the industry. In attendance of APATS 2015 will be Christopher Magdangal, General Manager of AAG Philippines; Luke Edwards, Group Sales and Marketing Manager; and Engineer Brian Blazek, Aircraft Maintenance Manager. For any questions or clarification, please email partnerships@aag.aero. See you all...
Why Should Airlines Outsource their Training and Recruitment?

Why Should Airlines Outsource their Training and Recruitment?

As the volume of global passenger travel continues to increase every year, airlines encounter increased competition and customer demand for lower prices. Now more than ever, airlines are faced with the pressure to improve their products and services without ballooning operational expenses. This challenge is one that the Alpha Aviation Group (AAG) seeks to address offering partnership and outsourcing opportunities. With AAG’s comprehensive training programs and thorough pilot selection procedure, airlines are provided with the opportunity to maximize their operations within their financial budget, whilst ensuring the acquisition of not just top quality pilots, but future Captains. AAG’s outsourcing services provide airlines with the following benefits: 1.   Reduced expenses in pilot recruitment and acquisition Traditionally airlines assess, recruit and recruit their own pilots. This typically includes renting facilities, equipment and organising the qualified team members to ensure that the cadets acquire the necessary skills required for training. Having an outsourcing partnership with AAG enables airlines to transfer the responsibilities of training, assessment and selection to an expert. This allows carriers to reduce operational overhead, as AAG will be responsible for cadet recruitment and training and the maintenance of training facilities and equipment. 2. Airlines can focus on optimizing operational competencies Outsourcing the training, assessment and selection process also provides airlines the opportunity to focus on their internal operations. As a result of outsourcing pilot training with AAG, airlines can focus more of its resources and manpower on core programs and activities that will deliver improved customer service, operational efficiency, safety and overall airline performance. 3. Airlines are assured pilots of the highest caliber With pilot training, assessment, and selection...
AAG’s Batch 13 Graduates

AAG’s Batch 13 Graduates

AAG is proud to present its 13th batch of graduates. These talented pilots are now ready to join an airline and contribute to the growing aviation industry, We wish them the best of luck in their...