Training Solutions for UPRT
Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT) is a the method of teaching pilots to maintain control over their airplanes. It is a form of training that focuses on avoiding potentially hazardous situations in flight.
UPRT regulations will become effective shortly, and airlines are eagerly starting to implement these safety-enhancing initiatives.
UPRT.aero is an initiative of International Development of Technology b.v. (IDT). We provide UPRT services to the airline and business aviation industry. With over 35 years experience in simulation, human factors and training, we provide airlines with the complete suite of solutions for UPRT.
We offer integrated UPRT programs for airlines and Civil Aviation Authorities, including:
- Train-the-trainer courses
- Type-specific UPRT
- Tools for UPRT academics
- UPRT workshops (theory and practical for CAA)
- Compliance with your CAA
We hope you will enjoy exploring our website and see what IDT has to offer. If you have any questions, or wish to further discuss your training needs, feel free to contact us anytime.
Meeting Competency and Compliance
UPRT regulations stipulate how the training is to be conducted at various levels within the airline. Navigating through the new regulations, and preparing all associated materials, is part of the airline’s responsibility.
IDT has provided this guidance and start-to-finish support to several airlines and ATO's, based on hands-on experience in creating these guidelines and rules.
Above all, our UPRT Program meets compliance while building instructor and pilot competence.
Commercial aviation is extremely safe
What is the Problem?
If an accident occurs, it’s most likely because the pilot “lost control” over his/her airplane. The accidents involving AirAsia flight 8501 in December 2014, Air France 447 in June 2009, Turkish Airlines 1751 and Colgan Air 3407 in February 2009 are some examples. Industry determined that existing practices can be both ineffective and sometimes even contribute to LOC-I accidents.
What is an Upset?
An airplane upset is an undesired airplane state characterized by unintentional divergences from parameters normally experienced during operations. An airplane upset may involve pitch and/or bank angle divergences as well as inappropriate airspeeds for the conditions. These can lead to Loss of Control. Hence, preventing and recovering from upsets is the goal of UPRT.
The most essential part of UPRT is the “P”, or “PREVENTION”: We focus on raising awareness and systematically training a multitude of factors that could eventually lead to upsets, while also training proper recovery techniques, should prevention have failed.
The International Committee for Aviation Training in Extended Envelopes (ICATEE) recommended:
- UPRT academic instruction for all pilots and instructors
- Better use of existing simulators, including surprise scenarios
- Enhanced sim instructor feedback on pilot controls and the aircraft flight envelope
- Aerodynamic enhancements to simulators to include stall characteristics
- Specialised training for UPRT instructors, including on-aircraft portion
These recommendations were integrated into ICAO Manual 10011.
National Authority Implementation
EASA issued in May 2015 under parts ORO.FC.220 and ORO.FC.230. Final implementation of all EASA requirements is expected by May 2019.
The FAA has issued Part 121.423 changes for UPRT, including post-stall training in simulators. These are driven by Public Law 111-216 Sec 208, Implementation of NTSB Flight Crewmember Training Recommendations. The FAA requires all Part 121 pilots to be UPRT-trained by March 2020.
IDT's role in UPRT
Having been at the helm of developing these requirements, IDT implements these solutions into airlines. We prepare instructors, we deliver the UPRT training tools and we ensure that your training program meets regulatory requirements.
IDT implements UPRT solutions into airlines. We prepare instructors, we deliver the UPRT training tools and we ensure that your training program meets regulatory requirements. Learn more about IDT's services and products.
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