Jointly organised by Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), with the support of Airbus and Boeing, the first Asia Pacific workshop on flying at high altitude under adverse weather conditions was held on 12 – 13 October 2017 at the Singapore Aviation Academy. This workshop brought together 48 participants from major aircraft manufacturers, airlines, approved training organisations, the Federal Aviation Administration and Civil Aviation Authorities from Asia Pacific.
The workshop covered a number of topics related to challenges encountered by airliners when flying at high altitude under adverse weather conditions. Experiences on flight crew training needs on upset recovery, or more specifically focused on initial and recurrent type training was also shared. Implementation of Operators SMS was also discussed.
Topics covered includes:
- Differences in aircraft handling characteristics at low and high altitude
- Hints on manual flying in turbulences or stressful situations
- Turbulence avoidance and how to provide weather information to pilots
- Flight crew training needs
- Operators Safety Management Systems