Dassault selects ECAIR to train its top Falcon instructors (TRI/TRE)

Last month Dassault company has chosen ECAIR aviation for the second time to train its top Falcon instructors (TRI/TRE).

They have received “UPRT Train the Trainer courses” during one week and has been trained to deliver both theoretical and practical UPRT.

The FSTD training was made on the latest Falcon Jet version Falcon 8X and Falcon 2000 LXS.


Our new Train the trainer « Advanced UPRT » course for ATO ‘s Flight Instructors is available.

The objectives of the course is to train Flight instructors to deliver training on the « Advanced UPRT » course according to FCL.745.A using the train-to-proficiency concept.

Training should be both theoretical and practical. Practical elements should include the development of specific instructor skills, particularly in the area of teaching upset recovery techniques and strategies, whilst exploring the associated physiological and psychological aspects.

See the course page for more details.


This is the executive summary of the EASA OPINION N°06/2017 concerning the new UPRT regulation for 2018.

This Opinion proposes to integrate upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT) requirements and provisions into the EU pilot training regulatory framework.

The proposed pilot training aims to deliver enhanced pilot competencies through additional upset-prevention- and upset-recovery-related theoretical knowledge (TK) and flight instruction for  the commercial aeroplane licences.


This Opinion addresses a safety issue related to aeroplane loss of control in-flight (LOC-I). The following initiatives are linked to this Opinion: various accident Safety Recommendations (SRs); European Aviation Safety Plan (EASp) safety actions; and amended International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs).

This Opinion proposes to integrate upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT) requirements and provisions into the EU pilot training regulatory framework. The proposed training requirements aim to provide pilots with competencies to prevent upsets or to recover from developed upsets. The main focus of the new training standards is on pilots who intend to pursue a pilot career with a commercial airline. Such pilots would likely complete either an aeroplane airline transport pilot licence(ATPL) or a multi-crew pilot licence (MPL) integrated training course, followed by training to act as a pilot in a multi-crew environment on respective aircraft.

The proposed pilot training aims to deliver enhanced pilot competencies through additional upset-prevention- and upset-recovery-related theoretical knowledge (TK) and flight instruction for  the commercial aeroplane licences.  The newly developed advanced UPRT course,  which  is to be mandated as an addendum to ATP and MPL training courses and also to serve as a prerequisite prior to commencing the first type rating course in multi-pilot operations, is seen as an important step towards enhancing a commercial pilot’s resilience to the psychological and physiological aspects often associated with upset conditions. In support of the new standards, the proposals place greater emphasis on the training of instructors involved in the flight and synthetic training who are foreseen to deliver the various UPRT elements. For training towards non-commercial licences.

Action area:                         Aircraft upset in flight (LOC-I)

Affected rules:                    Commission Regulation (EC) No 1178/2011 (Cover Regulation); Annex I (Part-FCL) and Annex VI (Part-ARA) to said Regulation

Affected stakeholders:      Pilots, instructors, examiners, ATOs, operators and competent authorities

Driver:                                   Safety

Rulemaking group:            Yes

Impact assessment:           Full

Rulemaking Procedure:    Standard



Air Archipels UPRT TRAINNG

We have trained Tahiti’s  Air Archipels  TRI’s operating B200 & DHC 6.

It was our first UPRT « train the Trainer » course  through  ED-D 2015/12/R AMC2 provision (b)  for CAT operators with a MOPSC of 19 or less who do not have access to a FFS.



ECAIR provide UPRT training to Business Aviation

We are very proud to have the opportunity to train high qualified Dassault TRI/TRE in Paris . They have received the full  one week « Train the Trainer UPRT courses » including theoretical ground courses and FSTD  pratical UPRT training.

We operated the training on the latest Falcon 8X and 2000 LXS



Air Austral has selected our company to train their TRI/TRE for their new company B787  Dreamliner . This new training has completed our large Airline specific UPRT Boeing & Airbus courses.

ECAIR  has provided UPRT  for  Airlines TRI/TRE operating  ATR/A320/A330/B737/B777/B787

WIZZAIR Training

WizzairECAIR Aviation is extremely proud to have provided to WIZZAIR Top training managers  our specific UPRT” Train the trainer course” last month in Budapest…

This academic  ground course took place in their headquarters and the practical training was made  in their A320 FSTD.

A dynamic company very open minded  and  proactive regarding UPRT training.

UPRT for NAA inspectors

Last December the French DGAC has selected our company to provide a specific “Train the Trainer Course” for two inspectors.

This course took place in Paris and included Academic refresher and practical UPRT exercises  both maneuver-based and scenario-based exercises on A330 type specific FSTD.

We have been extremely proud to provide them our new UPRT  “Train the Trainer Course”.

This high level course has been specially created by our Test pilot instructor’s team including all mandatory items but also including their high test pilot experience which can definitely help to better understand a lot of “case studies” and consequently better explain how to prevent and avoid upsets… This is an outstanding course you can find only in test pilot schools!

ECAIR Aviation gives you the opportunity to be trained by experts in UPRT and can train your core group instructors to build and deliver your in house courses…

We have trained already many  Airlines and Business  aviation companies and developed  with them an operator‘s type-specific UPRT programs for their fleet.  These programs have been approved by their authority.


Discussing UPRT at the EBAA Annual Safety Conference

ECAIR Aviation has been invited by EBAA to its yearly Annual Safety conference in Copenhagen. A vast array of topical matters has been addressed and discussed amongst panels and with a line-up of specialists.

It brought together senior aviation professionals from regulators, manufacturers, business aviation operators and trade bodies from all over the world.

ECAIR Aviation was there to expose and explain the implementation of the new EASA UPRT regulation (ED-D 2015/012/R & NPA 2015/13) especially for NCC operators.

Less loss of control in flight (LOC-I) accidents with more AOA indicators ?



In this recent article published on the Pilot Training System website, the author Roger Rapoport quotes the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) member Earl Weener as making a powerful case for adding angle of attack indicators to all  aircraft.

Long advocated by many commercial pilots, and strongly recommended by the French BEA team investigating the Air France 447 accident, AOA indicators help avoid cockpit confusion that can contribute to an aerodynamic stall.

According to Weener, “more than 40 percent of fixed wing accidents are loss of control events”. Loss of control accidents are the top general aviation item on the NTSB’s “most wanted list” for transportation safety improvements.  Often they are triggered by several errors including bad turns on final approach, failure to recognize the warning signs of an impending stall and not knowing how to apply appropriate recovery techniques.

Weener points out that an AOA indicator can improve situational awareness during critical and high-workload phases of flight. “With an AOA indicator,” says Weener, “a significant portion of these loss of control events could be prevented.”

From our point of view at ECAIR, we fully support such an initiative as for us, using the AOA indicator is paramount in terms of preventing Upset situations or LOC-I. AOA indicators could highly improve pilots’ situational awareness to avoid exceeding the critical AOA and thus reduce the risk of an inadvertent stall.

If you ask military pilots which instrument they will prefer to exclusively use in terms of energy management and SA regarding safety speed margins, their unanimous answer will be “the AOA indicator“…

AOA indicators have already been installed on many Transport & Business Aircraft such as KC 135, Transall, Canadair, Tracker and Hawker 900. The FAA has concluded that the use of AOA-based systems by the GA community is an effective method for reducing LOC accidents in the approach and landing phase of flight. We think it should be mandatory for all training aircraft.