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With the aviation sector’s anticipated requirement for 540,000 new pilots during the next two decades, Airbus has initiated the Airbus Pilot Cadet Training Programme – which introduces ab initio training to the Airbus flight training curriculum. Ab initio is the Latin term meaning “from the beginning,” and in aviation, it refers to taking someone from the start of pilot training to being ready for flying with an airline.
The first ab initio training programme was launched during 2018 in partnership with Escuela de Aviacion Mexico (EAM), which is located near the Airbus Mexico Training Centre. After completing their initial training with EAM, cadets can finish in the Airbus Mexico Training Centre to become fully-qualified A320 pilots on the Airbus A320.
For A350 XWB, Airbus has introduced a new type-rating course, with a significant change in the footprint compared to a traditional type conversion course.
For the ground phase, trainees’ first encounter with the A350 XWB will be in a 3D virtual and interactive cockpit: Airbus Cockpit Experience (ACE) trainer, the essential brick of the new competency-based training philosophy. Then fixed-base (but high fidelity) APT+ and full-motion simulation put the trainee in a realistic virtual environment.
Manual handling in the full-flight simulator (FFS) is introduced from the early stage of the course so trainees have more opportunities to practice throughout the course, and follow scenario-based flights towards the end of the course.
Airbus Cockpit Experience (ACE) trainer is introducing simulation at a very early stage in the training course.