CRM was developed as a response to new insights into the causes of aircraft accidents which followed from the introduction of flight recorders and cockpit voice recorders into modern jet aircraft. Information gathered from these devices has suggested that many accidents result not from a technical malfunction of the aircraft or its systems, nor from a failure of aircraft handling skills or a lack of technical knowledge on the part of the crew; it appears instead that they are caused by the inability of crews to respond appropriately to the situation in which they find themselves.
CRM encompasses a wide range of knowledge, skills and attitudes including communications, situational awareness, problem solving, decision making, and teamwork; together with all the attendant sub-disciplines which each of these areas entails. The elements which comprise CRM are not new but have been recognised in one form or another since aviation began, usually under more general headings such as ‘Airmanship’, ‘Captaincy’, ‘Crew Co-operation’, etc..
All courses are CAA-ENAC approved.
The courses, approved by ENAC, are of three different types:
- Flight crew CRM course (Pilots)
- Cabin crew CRM course (Flight Attendants)
- Joint CRM courses (Pilots and Flight Attendants)
Aviomar can assist both with initial CRM training as well as recurrent training.
For recurrent trainings the certificate of completion of the initial CRM course is required.
- Initial CRM Course for Flight Crew: 24 hours
- Annual CRM Course for Flight Crew: 7 hours
- Initial CRM Course for Cabin Crew: 16 hours
- Annual CRM Course for Cabin Crew: 7 hours
- Joint CRM Course (Recurrent): 8 hours
The courses are intended both for private indivduals as for AOC operators.