MATS Composite Training

  • As the name implies MATS has developed the Syllabi to integrate with traditional flight training by extensive use of appropriate Simulators/FSTD’s. This initiative has been in response to the reluctance of the global aviation industry to embrace MPL (even though legislated by contracting states), but still wanting a better pathway for the ‘ co – pilot ‘ using multi-crew training philosophy.
  • MATS already identified this requirement and developed the composite Multi-crew Instructor Training Manual and Syllabi.
  • The only Legislative framework (apart from the MPL) has been by a mandatory introduction of, simplistic Multi Crew Co-operation (MCC) courses delivered prior to Type Endorsement, by some ICAO State Authorities. Whilst MATS does deliver an MCC Course, we recommend the entire Jet / Turbo-Prop Transition Courses for either Ab-initio / Direct Entry Airline or Corporate Crews.
  • Traditional flight instructor methodology or single pilot training has no relevance when training a flight crew as PF and PM.
  • The common misconception and understanding of Multi-crew Training is ‘ two pilots and a check list ‘. Nothing can be further from the truth.


General Aviation Instructor training Outline

GA Instructor Program Outline

To enable the GA instructor to teach and assess multi-crew competency in aircraft above 5700 Kg (or those requiring two or more crew members), there is a requirement to learn and become competent in new procedures and systems including Normal and Non-normal elements. Some of these new systems include:

Systems :-

  • Turbo Fan and Gas Turbine Engine technology
  • Swept Wing & Mach No Operation
  • Thrust reversers, Auto brakes, Anti-skid, Spoilers & Speed brakes
  • APU & Multiple AC & DC Power sources
  • Cabin Signs & PA Systems
  • Anti-ice & De – ice (Ground / Air)
  • Fire detection and protection
  • Powered Controls, Yaw dampers, Slats/Flaps, STAB trim, NWS, Auto Thrust
  • Glass Cockpit, MFD, TCAS, EGPWS, AFCS, ACARS, RVSM, GPS, FMC, Flight Director / Weather Radar

Procedures :-

  • Multi-crew and Multi- Cultural considerations
  • Cabin Crew, Pax & Ground Crew
  • ICAO / IATA codes & procedures. State Authority Procedures
  • Diverse ATC phraseology / PDC’s /Aerobridge/Push Back
  • Check list management (Normal & Non-Normal/ QRH)
  • Flex thrust / TOGA / V-Speeds / Performance/Accel Alt and SDP’s
  • Cold weather and tropical operations/ Low Visibility Operations
  • SIDs, STARS, Terminal Transitions.
  • Flight levels / Transition / QNH – QNE (Inches & Kpa) Metric Alt
  • Descent profile management Manual/Auto/ATC/Speed Control
  • Engine Out Operations / SDP /Drift Down/ etc.

Composite Multi-crew Training Syllabi

  • The entire syllabi are contained within the MATS Instructor Training Manual.

Composite Multi-crew Training Courses

  • The Course outlines have been defined earlier under Multi-crew Courses.