MPL Takes Off

This article examines results of the first Multi-Crew Pilot License (MPL) instruction courses for commercial transport pilots. Historically, pilots have been trained through Airplane Pilot Training (APT), and MPL was criticized as a shortcut for filling cockpits when the available number of pilots was low. It is speculated, however, that the program was developed six years earlier when there were no pilot shortages, and as a response to airline requests for training curriculum that included modern simulation technology. The author describes how Scandinavia’s largest private pilot academy has been using an MPL curriculum since 2004 in cooperation with Sterling Airlines, and has been satisfied with the results, reporting that pilots are passing skill tests at higher levels than pilots with many more hours of experience.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 44-46
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01090995
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 24 2008 11:27AM