Updated - Comments can be provided until 1 November.
Effective flight crew training is a key part of safe commercial flight operations in aviation. The introduction of Evidence-Based Training (EBT) is the next step in the implementation of best practices across the European aviation community. We have a dedicated Community Site page all about this topic to help with implementation.
Draft EBT Manual - we want your comments
The latest piece of material is the first draft of the EBT Manual that has now been completed. At this stage it is a draft document - we welcome your comments in the "Comments Section" below or via email to email@example.com. Please provide comments by 1 November 2022.
Objective of the EBT Manual
The Objective of this manual is to support you as operators/ATO’s in designing and conducting your EBT program by complying with EASA regulation and facilitating the spirit of competency-based training.
It is designed as support and guidance for the implementation of EBT mixed (ED decision 2015/027/R) and for EBT baseline (following the adoption of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/2036 and the ED decision 2020).
The content of the manual will be expanded in future editions to become a living document that helps in the development and implementation of EBT across the European Aviation Community.
What we would like from you:
- Readers are invited to submit comments to the EASA EBT manual in the section below
- Experts are invited to submit their application for the participation of the EASA SPT.012 task force through their FS TEC or Air OPS TeB representatives
The EASA STP012 Task force aims to organise additional webinars and workshops, improve the existing EASA EBT checklists and complete the EBT manual. The task force will be composed by experts from Member states and Industry with a balanced representation of NAAs, air operators and pilot associations.
The profile of the experts should include (any or several of the following items):
- experience with recurrent pilot training and checking;
- experience with performance-based risk management;
- experience with/knowledge of the oversight of air operator training;
- experience with competent authority (CA) oversight;
- extensive knowledge of the ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and the EU regulatory framework;
- expert knowledge in the implementation and development of EBT programmes (operator, aircraft manufacturer, pilot representative, certifying authority or regulatory authority);
- substantial knowledge of the European regulatory system;
- experience with the development of the EBT regulatory framework (RMT.0599) (e.g. participation in the rulemaking group, participation in the focused consultation, etc); and
- substantial experience with the implementation of operator EBT programmes.
Note 1: The group should also be geographically balanced at European level.
Note 2: ‘Ad hoc technical advisors’ — due to the wide scope of the task, EASA may involve ad hoc technical experts for a limited number of meetings to provide specific technical advice.
More information can be obtained from Francisco ARENAS ALVARIÑO (EASA project manager EBT).