Single-Pilot Resource Management

January 20, 2011 - 10:52am

The FAA today finalized a rule that requires Part 135 operators to train pilots and flight attendants in crew resource management (CRM), finally responding to a 2003 NTSB recommendation that is currently on the Boardπs ≥Most Wanted≤ list of safety improvements.

October 14, 2009 - 6:38am

Among programs new to NBAA this year is the Cessna-sponsored Single Pilot Safety Standdown. Part of the slate of educational programs intended for NBAA’s cancelled Light Business Airplane show originally scheduled for last March, the standdown, which takes place on Thursday, aims to provide single-pilot owner/operators with the same quality of safety education available to other segments of
the industry.

May 5, 2009 - 11:55am

The FAA is proposing to require crew resource management (CRM) training for all Part 135 certificate holders’ pilots and flight attendants. The notice of proposed rulemaking continues a precedent established by the 1995 CRM mandate for Part 121 airlines.

November 3, 2008 - 9:17am

The FAA has approved Century CRM’s NBAA professional development program (PDP) course, “Resource Management for Aviation Leaders,” as an inspection authorization (IA) refresher-training course for maintenance professionals. The agency has officially designated it “Human Factors, Safety Management Systems and Technical Training for Maintenance Professionals.”

September 30, 2008 - 10:04am

Century CRM announced the addition of two pilot instructors to allow the company to host multiple cockpit resource management courses concurrently. One of Century CRM’s most popular courses, titled “Resource Management for Aviation Professionals,” has earned FAA approval as an inspection authorization (IA) refresher training program. The company is introducing its newest staff members and discussing its CRM training at Booth No. 1294.

September 20, 2007 - 7:42am

Human error is a contributing factor in 60 to 80 percent of all air incidents and accidents, according to FAA statistics. Advisory Circular 120-51E states that many “problems encountered by flight crews have very little to do with the technical aspects of operating in a multi-person cockpit.

October 20, 2006 - 8:07am

It’s an unusual fact that, unlike just about any other marketable items, very light jets (VLJs), alcohol and tobacco share one unique characteristic. Even if you have the money, the seller can refuse to sell them to you if you’re not qualified. What’s more, those qualifications are all based on time, measured in years for would-be drinkers and smokers, and in left-seat hours for would-be VLJ pilots. Of course, this is as it should be.

October 12, 2006 - 11:17am

It’s an unusual fact that, unlike just about any other marketable items, very light jets (VLJs), alcohol and tobacco share one unique characteristic. Even if you have the money, the seller can refuse to sell them to you if you’re not qualified. What’s more, those qualifications are all based on time, measured in years for would-be drinkers and smokers, and in left-seat hours for would-be VLJ pilots. Of course, this is as it should be.

 
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