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Airline Pilot Standard (APS)/MCC Course

Course overview

The aviation industry has recognized the benefits of an enhanced training phase before commencing type rating training and developed an approved course: the Airline Pilot Standard Multi-Crew Cooperation (APS MCC).

L3Harris' industry-leading APS MCC course builds on the experience of the previous phase of training, the airline industry's needs, and the demands of the regulator to deliver an enhanced training experience to support the development of the airline ready professional pilot.

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Course content

The 14-day APS MCC program equips pilots with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to commence initial type rating training to the standards generally required by a Commercial Air Transport (CAT) operator. It includes advanced swept-wing jet aircraft training and airline operations scenario training.

During the 40 hours of simulator training on a state-of-the-art flight training device (B737 or A320), scenarios are introduced to develop professional levels of competence in several areas, including workload management and communication.

As the course unfolds, pilots will build on their problem solving, decision making, teamwork, and interpersonal skills while gaining greater self-awareness. The enhanced core competencies of situational awareness, capacity management and leadership skills together with the pilot's proven ability to fly, form the foundations of a successful future aviation career.

ground school classroom with cadets studying

Ground School (25 hours)

Subjects covered at ground school include:
• Crew resource management
• Technical knowledge of the Aircraft
• Standard operating procedures
• Managing abnormal/non-normal events

inside a full flight simulator

Simulator Training (40 hours)

• Conducted in simulators (FNPTII) designed and built by L3Harris
• Operation a commercial aircraft in a dynamic environment
• Working with all the resources a modern airline pilot has access to in a typical day
• Challenging the pilot and the crew, to maintain safety at all times

Course timeline

This course is a structured training program that maximizes sufficient rest, days off, study, and preparation time.

Week 1 The first week consists of four days in the classroom developing the knowledge required for complex aircraft operation including an understanding of the concept of multi-crew co-operation and the airline operating environment.
Week 2 This is followed by five days in a flight simulator training device to develop the skills and strategies in aircraft operation and management learned during the previous week's ground school.
Week 3 The second phase of the course consists of further five days of operations focused on developing the handling skills necessary for all jet aircraft. Trainees will review jet aerodynamics and swept-wing handling techniques, and gain further exposure to the commercial procedural environment.
The final day is an assessment where the pilot can demonstrate their competence of operating within a complex, multi-crew commercial aircraft environment.
  • Online training material and videos
  • Unlimited use of flat panel procedural trainers
  • Electronic charts and airplane performance software
  • Continuous support from our dedicated training team

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