ICAO continues to roll out UPRT world wide. The proper implementation of the principles of Upset Prevention & Recovery Training is vital to its success.
In late December 2016, IDT was invited to participate in the ICAO-Africa conference hosted by Ethiopian Airlines in Addis Ababa. During the meeting, we delivered presentations on our experience in UPRT implementation at the airline level, as well as carrying out a survey among the participants to understand their specific UPRT needs. We also organized UPRT demonstrations through our colleague Captain Paul Scully of Aer Lingus.
Africa is a unique continent. A few airlines operate large fleets, while several others operate smaller and diversified aircraft types. This creates new implementation challenges.
Through this conference, we were able to share our ideas, develop a better understanding of the requirements of our friends in Africa – and to create many new friendships as well!