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...
AAG’s Cadets Receive their Pins

AAG’s Cadets Receive their Pins

Some of Alpha Aviation Group’s cadets recently received their pins after completing their first solo flight without the assistance of an instructor. A tradition that all aspiring pilots look forward to, the ceremony was held at AAG’s campus in Clark. Here are some of the photos from the exciting event: Cheers to our talented...
How to Become a Commercial Airline Pilot

How to Become a Commercial Airline Pilot

To become a professional airline pilot is a dream for many, but it requires a comprehensive level of skill and competency (not to mention various licenses and certifications). For those who wish to become an airline pilot; here is a comprehensive guide from the AAG Newsroom that explains the various certifications required and the kind of training you can come to expect at each and every phase. For those interested in becoming a commercial pilot, AAG offers the Alpha Airline Pilot Program (AAPP), a full course training program that provide cadets with a comprehensive system of knowledge, skills and training, and all of the licenses required to become a First Officer for an airline. Below covers the various phases of training within the AAPP and also the licenses you will need to obtain in order to become a commercial airline pilot. Private Pilot License The first step in becoming a pilot is acquiring a Private Pilot License (PPL). The PPL allows you to become the Pilot-in-Command (PiC) of a private aircraft. PPL holders have the privilege of flying an aircraft for personal and recreational use. At the same time, PPL holders can also take part in volunteer work and flight exhibitions during aviation-related events. However, privately licensed pilots are restricted to operate an aircraft on commercial flights. During the PPL, cadets are required to go through 3 weeks of ground schooling, 40 hours of basic training in the Cessna 172, and 5 hours of training in a fixed-wing simulator. At the end of the program, cadets are required to take a skill test to obtain their license. Commercial Pilot...
Why Every Pilot Needs a Type Rating Certification for the Airbus A320

Why Every Pilot Needs a Type Rating Certification for the Airbus A320

A type rating certification is one of the most important credentials a pilot should acquire if they want a career as an airline pilot, a type rating is necessary certification for flying a commercial jet. Having a type rating provides a pilot the necessary competencies to operate an aircraft and provide the pilot with a comprehensive knowledge of the system and skill required on a specific kind of jet aircraft. In the world of commercial aviation, the Airbus A320 (A320) is one of the most frequently used aircraft. Here we discuss why investing in an A320 Type Rating with the Alpha Aviation Group proves to be advantageous for pilots. The A320 is an industry favorite Since its first flight back in 1988, the Airbus A320 remains to be one of the most ordered and used aircraft amongst airlines across the globe. It is was the first commercial aircraft that was outfitted with the Fly-By-Wire system, catapulting the technology of then analogue pilot controls into digital electronic signals via wire transmissions. A market-leader in the single-aisle jetliner industry and one of the best-selling aircrafts in the world, the A320 offers flexibility and improved performance. To date, Airbus has already logged over 11,000 booked orders for the A320 family. Its unique construction, consistently strong performance, cost efficiency and its high capacity for both cross-region and cross-continental flights makes the A320 a popular choice in the industry. Type rating training provides a thorough understanding of the A320 Part of the process in acquiring a type rating is going through a comprehensive training course. These programs are designed to equip pilots with capabilities...