Skyborne launches APS MCC course for Boeing 737 MAX

Skyborne B737 MAX simulator

Cadet pilots training in Skyborne’s B737 MAX simulator for the APS MCC


Skyborne Airline Academy is launching the UK’s first Boeing 737 MAX Airline Pilot Standard Multi-Crew Co-Operation course (APS MCC).

Skyborne believes the enhanced MCC course will significantly improve students’ chances of employment.

The UK CAA-approved course is available as a standalone module for pilots who have completed their Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) and Multi-Engine Instrument Rating (MEIR) elsewhere.

The course is also a significant part of Skyborne’s flagship EASA Integrated ATPL and Combined Modular ATPL courses.

During the APS MCC course, cadets will undertake advanced swept-wing jet aircraft training using airline Standard Operating Procedures.

The regulatory requirement for FSTD training is 20 hours but Skyborne’s APS MCC doubles this to 40 hours, giving cadets more time in Skyborne’s Boeing 737 MAX simulator.

“The three-week course was introduced by EASA in late 2017 to deliver enhanced MCC training and we are one of the few flight training institutions to be including this in our Integrated programme,” said Lee Woodward, Chief Executive Officer, Skyborne.

“Only cadets who achieve the required performance level in their final assessment will be issued with an APS MCC certificate, giving their future employers more confidence as they begin their careers as airline pilots.”

Candidates for the APS MCC course must be holders of a CPL(A) and MEIR(A) and have completed their Theoretical Knowledge Training for the CPL(A) or Airline Transport Pilot Licence (A).

Selection is required prior to commencing the APS MCC course. Successful candidates qualify for the Skyborne Guarantee.

Courses starting on 14 May, 28 May, 11 June and 25 June 2019 will be subject to a special introductory offer of £6,000 ­- £1,500 off the regular course price.