APS MCC - Airline Pilot Standard og Multi Crew Coordination
At CAPA, we train not just pilots, but pilots who are ready for a job as a First Officer in an airline. For many years, we have therefore chosen to offer our pilots a significantly expanded MCC course, which is part of the integrated training program. This significant expanded course has been in great demand by the industry, which is looking for pilots who have a good knowledge of working in a two-pilot concept, where the training is more SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) and Type rating related, so that the training in much higher degree is targeted at the pilot job on a modern commercial aircraft. This is the course we collectively call APS MCC today.
APS MCC is an EASA concept that has been implemented as a standard in Europe. We are a part of the EASA working group that has worked on these tasks, and it is largely based on our experience with the expanded MCC course that we have an APS MCC today!
MCC has two main purposes; to realize and reconcile the theoretical knowledge with flight, and to train multi-pilot procedures with correct call outs and pilot roles, in both normal and emergency situations. This is during manual, semi-automatic and automatic flight in approved simulators (of which we have several, both B737 and A320).
The program also includes a Jet Orientation Course (JOC), which is a course in jet/turboprop handling, familiarization, training and development of teamwork, assertiveness, empathy as well as cockpit and error management.
The pilots will alternate between Pilot Flying and Pilot Monitoring. They are instructed through all aspects of MCC i.e., using videos of factual events and relevant scenarios that are reviewed and analyzed. There is enough time in class for questions and discussions.
APS MCC is an integral part of the training program for all pilots at CAPA. The course includes 40 hours of flight time in a simulator and on top of that associated theory.