Working towards a career on the flightdeck? Or – if you manage an airline – need to find a new training provider? Flight International’s latest Training and Development Guide is your pocket-size reference to the industry’s leading academies and other training services specialists.

In a highly regulated global business that has safety at its core, training is central to every aspect of aviation. It is a sector whose prospects rise and fall – sometimes quite dramatically – in line with the peaks and troughs of the wider industry’s fortunes.

Training & Development guide 2011

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However, after a period of quite severe retrenchment, airlines are looking again at their recruitment strategies. As traffic builds again and carriers boost their fleets with often new types, the need both for new pilots and for type training is increasing. There are concerns – as often happens during a recovery phase – that the supply of trained pilots may not be able to match demand.

Airline training is changing too. An emphasis on safety management culture means training is much more than simply a box-ticking exercise and a good airline will ensure its pilots and managers are schooled in operating effectively as a team and constantly questioning assumptions.

Once again, we hope this guide will give employers and pilots the information they need to choose the courses and services that are right for them. With companies listed alphabetically and an index on P31 that explains their capabilities, using it could not be easier.

So keep the guide handy and use it to map your training and development strategy in 2011 in partnership with the industry’s finest providers.

Murdo Morrison
Flight International

Source: Flight International