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Avoid a Training Credit Crisis Continued from page 21 regulations, operational control requirements, or the provisions of the operator’s operating certificate,” wrote John Allen, Director of Flight Standards Service of the FAA, in a response letter to the Part 135 air carrier’s request. Kent Jackson, the managing partner of the aviation law firm Jackson & Wade, explained: “Considerable confusion remains among FAA inspectors regarding the ‘credit for training’ issue. Many POIs will still allow an air carrier to accept another air carrier’s training. There are other inspectors who would never even think to ask where a pilot completed initial training. But it’s important to remember air carriers have different standard operating procedures, use proprietary checklists, and have different authorities through Op Specs. An air carrier can’t just assume that another operator’s training will prepare a pilot to fly to its own standards.” FAA headquarters upheld the California POI’s opinion, but as with most stories, the true answer to whether you are permitted to accept or transfer any portion of another air carrier’s training program is probably somewhere down the middle (although the FAA’s opinion is — for practical purposes — the only one that counts). Wholesale acceptance of another operator’s training program is clearly not consistent with existing FAA guidance. However the POI’s position creates a rather hard line — a line that is possibly too far to the extreme. The truth is your training program can dictate the possibility of accepting portions of another air carrier’s training. In fact current guidance for creation of training modules states that, “the operator may consider the students’ previous experience and training.” It goes on to give several areas for “previous experience considerations” including, past experience in Part 135 operations, previous duty positions, and previous experience with an aircraft type. “FAA inspectors nationwide have, for years, approved air carrier training programs that incorporate varying degrees of credit for prior training,” said Jacqueline Rosser, NATA’s Director of Regulatory Affairs. “According to FAA headquarters staff, those approvals were incorrectly granted. FAA headquarters has pointed out that neither the regulations or inspector guidance provide for a transfer or credit for prior training, but the guidance does clearly state that training programs may take prior experience into consideration.” “We have been told that the FAA will provide new guidance to inspectors to address this specific issue, but that guidance has been significantly delayed,” explained Rosser. “In the interim, some POIs are still allowing training to be transferred. Others require a new hire to redo all training and checking. The delay in issuing official guidance has created a severe economic disadvantage for operators whose inspectors are no longer permitting training to transfer while others have allowed the practice to continue. The industry is looking for consistency. The delay in issuing official guidance has created a severe economic disadvantage for operators whose inspectors are no longer permitting training to transfer while others have allowed the practice to continue. The industry is looking for consistency. So what should an air carrier do until the FAA publishes its long-awaited guidance? The current Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS) 8900.1 allows for a reduction of training time under specified parameters. It states, in part: “a flight crewmember may successfully complete a flight training curriculum segment without completing the specified number of training hours, provided all of the following conditions are met: 1) The crewmember successfully completes all of the training events required by the curriculum segment. 2) An instructor recommends that testing/checking be conducted before completion of the specified number of training hours. 3) The crewmember satisfactorily completes the qualification curriculum segment requirements. If a flight crewmember fails to meet the qualification curriculum segment requirements because of lack of flight proficiency, the crewmember must complete all training hours specified. The crewmember must then be recommended by an instructor before [reattempting] the failed qualification requirements.” Continued on page 24 Aviation Business Journal | 3rd Quarter 2011 23

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