A PHASED APPROACH
Phase one of the Academy is developed over three years, achieving an annual throughput of 400 trainees. Phase two is to expand to 800 trainees per annum within five years.
Training is a blend of traditional, and MPL training principles and offers sponsor airlines the opportunity to move to a full MPL when desired.
Program delivery is constantly monitored, through close liaison with the sponsor airline, and training partners, while placing specific emphasis on an Airlines culture, performance expectations, and behavioral standards, including the maintenance of dress standards.
Throughout the course, aircraft checklists, flight plans, load-sheets, performance data and reporting media have the appearance and functionality of those used in aircraft likely to be the trainee’s initial type conversion aircraft.
Flying is conducted in training aircraft with All-Glass Avionics configuration, or in analog/glass avionics configuration as required by client.
SYNTHETIC TRAINERS OR SIMULATORS
The use of Synthetic trainers or simulators throughout training adheres strictly to Multi-crew operating procedures, and a crew of at least 2 trainees on each occasion.
Human Factors or Threat and Error Management (T.E.M.) is thoroughly taught and practiced.
Phase one is based in Victoria, Australia due to its weather pattern offering the best available fly training hours per annum.
Training areas offer trainees a unique learning experience dealing with controlled airspace plus major aircraft traffic, and access to Australia’s largest aviation supply chain for pilot training such as airline simulator facilities, aircraft supply and maintenance as well as tertiary education centres.
Instructors provide management, client airlines, and training partners with regular detailed reports on a trainee’s progress.
SELECTION OF TRAINING INSTRUCTORS
With agreement of sponsor airline, and training partners selected trainees are to progress to Instructor training, and selected participants will not lose their allocated Flight Crew Seniority.
FLIGHT CREW SENIORITY
The instructor program ensures that transfer of knowledge is carried forward to sponsor airline or training partners when “in-country” training commences.
INVEST AND PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY
GATS presents an opportunity for airlines, or training organisations to invest, and partner in the “International Airline Training Solution”, and to share in the outcomes while establishing an aviation training solution within their own jurisdiction.