The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the publication of new training requirements for airline pilots to prevent loss of control situations.
The so called “upset prevention and recovery training” (UPRT) requirements aim to better train pilots in order to face unexpected events, potentially leading to a loss of control. The requirements are based on International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards and recommended practices and have been developed by EASA in consultation with leading industry experts. All European Airlines and commercial business jet operators are required to implement these provisions by May 2016.
IATA through its Pilot Training Task Force is developing detailed guidance material in support of the implementation of the provisions by its European members.