Airways Aviation has launched CREW, a programme which the trainer describes as ‘a comprehensive global aviation recruitment, screening and training programme.’
The announcement comes as the industry pushes to keep pace with rapid global economic expansion, hampered by an increasing pilot skills shortage which is predicted by Boeing and Airbus to be the most pronounced in Asia.
CREW, which stands for career, recruitment, evaluation and workforce, is aimed at improving the recruitment and training process at every level – from student pilots through to Captains and cabin crew, which Airways says will allow carriers to concentrate on company culture, route development and other commercial concerns.
“We firmly believe that aviation careers and recruitment can be better managed and we are determined to deliver a new, truly global service, which benefits the individual and the industry,” explained Ian Cooper, CEO Airways Aviation. “This is an exciting time to be part of aviation, and as the industry grows and adapts to provide improved services and connections for passengers, our training and recruitment methods must adapt to suit an increasingly fast-paced and high-pressure environment. CREW is the future of aviation recruitment, evaluation and training and we’re delighted to be delivering this programme in Asia, a region at the heart of modern aviation.”
The CREW programme includes a number of different factors, from fATPL training and student pilot recruitment, through to pilot placement and video interviews. For carriers, CREW offers recruitment programmes, COMPASS aptitude and simulator skills testing, type ratings and enhanced flight screening, as well as cabin crew training and assessment. Training and evaluation will take place through Airways Aviation’s pilot training academies and foundation schools, including EASA-certified schools in the UK and Spain, and CASA-certified schools in Australia.