APS Europe Upset Training Selected by KLM Flight Academy


KLM Flight Academy LogoKLM Flight Academy Selects the European Branch of Aviation Performance Solutions (APS) to Provide Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT) for their Instructors.

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Mesa, Arizona (PRUnderground) July 2nd, 2015 – KLM Flight Academy, a 100% subsidiary of the Netherlands-based global air carrier KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, announced today the selection of APS Europe, the European subsidiary of Aviation Performance Solutions (APS), as its provider of Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) to all KLM Flight Academy Netherlands-based flight instructors delivering the ab-initio airline transport pilot program.

Effectively delivered upset recovery training mitigates the loss of control in-flight (LOC-I) threat to commercial air safety through pilot education and practical skill development. LOC-I is defined as flight that occurs outside of the normal flight envelope with an inability of the pilot to control the aircraft. In a report issued by Boeing in August 2014, the Commercial Aviation Safety Team’s statistical research identifies LOC-I as the most severe hull loss causal factor in commercial aviation worldwide over the past 10 years, resulting in the most crash-related fatalities from 2004 through 2013. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has made mitigating LOC-I one of the Agency’s highest priorities and is accelerating their rulemaking in this area.

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KLM Flight Academy realizes the importance of industry-compliant upset recovery training for its flight instructors to prevent loss of control in-flight situations.” said Mark Gerritsen, the Head of Training for KLM Flight Academy, “KLM Flight Academy has made specialized upset prevention and recovery training a mandatory part of our flight instructor training requirements for instructors delivering the ab-initio airline transport pilot (ATPL) program. Following a thorough investigation and evaluation, APS is clearly the best solution.” The ongoing upset recovery training commitment between KLM Flight Academy and APS indicates a clear signal to the traveling public that LOC-I will be seriously addressed by progressive air carriers and their academies.

“APS is once again honored by this prestigious relationship with KLM Flight Academy. We’re looking forward to working with their entire team and cadre of instructors providing licensing training to their cadets.” says Paul BJ Ransbury, president of Aviation Performance Solutions, “It is the responsibility of flight schools around the world to implement industry-standardized loss of control in-flight solutions in accordance with ICAO Doc 10011 – Manual on Aeroplane Upset Prevention and Recovery Training and the newly released IATA Guidance Material and Best Practices for the Implementation of Upset Prevention and Recovery Training.”

About KLM Flight Academy

KLM Flight Academy is a 69-year-old flight school and the preferred supplier of ab-initio pilots for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, the flag carrier of the Netherlands.

About Aviation Performance Solutions

Aviation Performance Solutions LLC (APS), headquartered at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona, trains thousands of professional pilots and instructors in comprehensive upset prevention and recovery training skill development. APS provides integrated LOC-I solutions via industry-leading computer-based, on-aircraft (jet and piston), and full-flight simulator upset prevention & recovery training (UPRT). All training is in full compliance with the Airplane Upset Recovery Training Aid, FAA Advisory Circular 120-109 on Stall and Stick Pusher Training, ICAO Manual on Aeroplane Upset Prevention and Recovery Training and the FAA Advisory Circular 120-111 on Upset Prevention and Recovery Training. APS is the only Part 141 Flight School certified in the delivery of complete upset prevention & recovery, stall/spin and instrument upset recovery training courses worldwide. With additional training locations in Dallas (Texas, USA), The Netherlands (Europe) and the Middle East (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), APS provides global access to the highest quality upset prevention and recovery training. www.apstraining.com.

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