What is the MCC Multi Crew Cooperation (MCC) - Cooperation in the cabin?
The MCC training offered by CANAVIA has the main objective of training pilots with a CPL license who lack or have limited experience in multi-manned commercial air transport operations, so that they meet the necessary standards required by the airlines.
Mainly, coordination in the cockpit, decision making and distribution of different functions are trained, managing the workload between the 2 pilots of an aircraft with total safety.
It is essential to have this training where the cooperation of the crew is developed on possible normal procedures, abnormal procedures and of course, emergency procedures.
Possession of EASA CPL license is required.
How is the course structured?
It has an estimated duration of 9 days.
Theoretical training: 25 hours online (5 days)
Flight training: 20 hours in A320 or B737 FTD Mock Up simulator – Virtual Reality (4 days)
And the APS MCC?
The APS MCC is a streamlined flight training program that requires students to spend twice as much time in a flight simulator compared to the conventional MCC.
While the APS MCC provides the same basic training, it also focuses on improving CRM training. The EASA authority states that CRM training is essential in the airline environment, and the course incorporates this training into all practical exercises. Additionally, the course focuses on Threat and Error Management (T-MEM).
The APS MCC is similar to the conventional MCC in the way it teaches pilots basic CRMs and SOPs. However, it focuses on knowledge specific to airline operations and swept-wing aircraft. Additionally, pilots who complete this program demonstrate key competencies required by airlines. It is also recognized by all EASA operators. Many airlines take the APS MCC as the gold standard in pilot training.
The APS MCC training is an enhanced version of the standard MCC course and aims to prepare future commercial pilots with relevant training and improve certain attitudes that airline operations require. The new ATPL Advanced course focuses on developing and preparing students for more advanced knowledge in a work environment. While the standard MCC provides the basic qualification, the APS MCC is based on the skills and attitudes of pilots who have already gained experience in the aviation industry.
How will the APS MCC enhance my career path?
The APS MCC will make you more attractive to airlines. Due to the higher content specification, the airline screener will know, once they see the MCC "To APS MCC Standards" certificate, that you are better trained and more compatible with the airline requirements than a pilot trained in a Standard MCC.
What is the content of the APS MCC course?
The content of the basic MCC is maintained in its entirety and you will study the structure of the airline, operational CRM, meteorology, flight planning and fuel management, among other essential information elements for a student airline pilot. In addition to this theoretical training, you will be trained in basic pilot skills, such as flight path management, communication, situational awareness, problem solving and decision making, among others, all carried out in a high quality simulator.
What happens after the APS MCC?
Once you complete an APS MCC course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Course Completion that will clearly indicate that the course was conducted to the highest APS MCC standards. With this certificate you can confidently apply to any airline that is hiring staff. You must make sure to highlight the fact that you have passed an APS MCC.
Is the APS MCC essential for my training?
It is essential if you want to have every chance of getting through the airline selection process.
Some operators may choose to use the APS MCC as part of their recruitment campaign and evaluation process. Completing the APS MCC at Canavia will give you a good head start in landing a job.