Loganair launches new pilot pathway

UK regional airline Loganair, is partnering with CRM Aviation Europe to deliver an Airline Pilot Standard Multi-Crew Cooperation (APS MCC) course.

Announced at Pilot Careers Live in London on 20 April, the APS MCC delivered by CRM and Loganair is a course focused on teaching candidates how to work as part of a team in the flightdeck. Students learn how to operate in a multi-crew environment but will also enhance their skills with realistic scenarios designed to develop self-awareness, interpersonal and workload management skills.

The Loganair-mentored version offered in conjunction with CRM Aviation Europe has been developed using Loganair standard operating procedures (SOPs). Loganair claims that this oversight from the airline’s training team ensures consistency and quality.

Students will start their course with classroom time, before undertaking 40 hours of simulator sessions based on Loganair’s route network.

Graduates of the APS MCC course will be given preference during Loganair’s airline assessment selection and have the opportunity to access fast-track recruitment with a sim assessment and HR interview at CRM Aviation Europe upon completion of the Loganair-mentored APS MCC course.

Jordan Jennings, flight crew recruiter, Loganair, said: “We are incredibly excited to introduce our first APS MCC training for aspiring commercial airline pilots. 

“It has been tailored to those who hope to work for Loganair, which operates a unique and extraordinarily diverse network, from airports like London Heathrow, to some of the country’s most remote airfields. 

“This course will give incoming First Officers the chance to learn and develop key skills to make the transition from trainee to working at an airline much smoother. The experience that the team at CRM Aviation Europe brings in delivering courses like this has been invaluable, and we’re looking forward to welcoming our very first delegates this summer.”

Pete Legg, head of training, CRM Aviation Europe, said: “We are delighted to partner with Loganair to deliver this very unique Loganair-mentored APS MCC Course, giving prospective First Officers an opportunity onto the flight deck of Loganair’s fleet of regional aircraft. Working with Loganair, we have developed a robust course, built around nine core competencies to ensure that all prospective First Officers are given the very best preparation for their career.”

The Loganair mentored APS MCC training will be available to those who have completed their multi-engine instrument rating and commercial pilot’s licence. Bookings open on 13th May for the first course, which runs from 10-26 July 2024. Two more courses will also be available this year, with further dates set to be announced in May.

Full details can be found from Monday 13th May 2024 by visiting: www.crmeurope.com/course/lmc/