Project OS 12/30 - CAAP 217-1(0) - CAR 217 Training and checking systems
ICAO has highlighted the need for a sound flight crew training and checking system, with consistent assessment and grading and well maintained proficiency records.
CASA's review of pilot proficiency records of CAR 217 organisations has shown that there is considerable variation in not only how an operator maintains pilot proficiency records, but also that there is also a wide variation in the standard expected of different pilot groups by their training and checking organisations. It was also noted that few operators use these records to gather and measure statistical information relating to the proficiency of each pilot, and to take action to address any deficiencies noted within the pilot group, or individuals, that arise during proficiency training and checking.
To address these matters this project will focus on providing information to operators so that a standard approach to the selection, initial and recurrent training of training and check pilots, as well as a standard means of measuring the proficiency of pilots in CAR 217 organisations can be achieved.
Ongoing data collection may also be developed into a responsive training program that can adapt to an operator's changing requirements such as new equipment, new technology, emerging threats or a different route structure. The use of data feedback loops in a training and checking system will be the foundation of future evidence-based training (EBT) programs, whereby operators will adapt their training syllabus to further develop and enhance their training programs to achieve safer training outcome. This will be the basis behind the second phase of CAAP 217, directed at advanced training and checking systems.
CASR Part 61 allows for a means of complying with certain regulations if the operator has an approved training and checking system. The system will be assessed as to the suitability to allow for the ability to meet the Part 61 requirement, albeit in an alternative way and an approval will be issued under regulation 61.040 for the particular provision. This CAAP will outline the basics for this process and provide clarity on what is expected of these systems.
Phase 1 of this project will focus on producing a CAAP that provides clear and consistent information to industry on how CAR 217 training organisations can record pilot proficiency information, as well as a means of collecting data relating to the results of training and checking, in such a way that proficiency issues within each pilot group and individuals can be measured and addressed.
In Phase 2 of this project, CASA will publish a second CAAP in this series, CAAP 217-2(0)-Flight crew-Advanced training and checking systems.
- CAR 217
- CASR Part 61
- CAO 40
This project was approved by Peter Boyd, Executive Manager Standards Division in July 2012 and updated in 2014 to take account of Operational CASR Part developments.
Project Leader: Steven Campbell
Project Sponsor: Peter Boyd, Executive Manager Standards Division
Standards Officer: Steven Campbell
Standards Consultative Committee (SCC)
|Consultation updates in 2015|
|CAAP 217-1(0) - CAR 217 Flight Crew-Training and checking organisations||This CAAP has been published.||20 Aug 2015|
|Draft CAAP 217-1(0) - CAR 217 Flight Crew-Training and checking organisations||Comments on this draft CAAP are to be forwarded to the Project Leader, John Frearson by close of business 12 June 2015.||29 May 2015|
|Consultation updates in 2014|
|Draft CAAP 217-1(0) - CAR 217 Flight Crew-Training and checking organisations||Comments on this draft CAAP are to be forwarded to the Project Leader, John Frearson by close of business 24 October 2014.||10 Oct 2014|
|Consultation updates in 2012|
|Project OS 12/30 - CAAP 217-2(0) - CAR 217 Training and checking systems||Project approved.||24 Jul 2012|