“Enlarge training footprints. Just because the manufacturer or the regulator has a minimum that doesn't stop an operator from going over and above these requirements,” said Stuart Beveridge, Safety & Technical Director of the AFAP - Australian Federation of Air Pilots, when asked what lessons can already be learned from the crashes.
Beveridge highlights that, these days, pilots may have less training and experience than the assumptions used by manufacturers in designing jets.
“I'd like to see airlines enlarge their training footprint to build and maintain manual skills, including non-jeopardy sessions where pilots would be more free to make mistakes and openly experience different situations.”
These comments appear in a special edition of The World of Aviation that dives deep into the story of the 737 MAX.