Standardized curriculum for part 135 training offered by training facilities


What you should know about Standardized Curriculum

Standardized curriculum concept is the newest and voluntary means for part 142 training facilities to offer part 135 training. The industry-dominated committee comprising SMEs partnered to create a standardized curriculum for particular aircraft or series of aircraft. Even the FAA reviews this curriculum fronted by industry, and if approved, it will be published at the national level.

The part 142 training center might then deliver the nationally approved standardized curriculum to any operator of part 135 that decides to get approval to utilize it. It is one voluntary means to comply with the current regulations.

What is included in the standardized curriculum?

Note that a standardized curriculum is one section of the part 142 training that gives the pilot skills and the right to serve in part 135 operations. It comprises aircraft-specific training that includes:

  1. Aircraft-specific ground training, also known as aircraft systems
  2. Flight training
  3. Aircraft specific qualification modules

Why is a standardized curriculum implemented?

This concept was recommended by the ACT ARC (Air Carrier Training Aviation Rulemaking Committee) to solve the inefficiencies that are available in part 135 training and part 142 training. This will improve the efficiency of the approval procedure and improve safety by enhancing the consistency of testing, training, and checking delivered to pilots operating part 135.

What are the benefits of a standardized curriculum?

It offers a broad range of support due to the many benefits. They include;

1.      Improved training, checking, and testing

The utilization of a common set of standard operating procedures eradicates the situation whereby part 142 training facility personnel offer training and checking to the many part 135 operators with varying standards, objectives, and procedures. The method lets check pilots and instructors concentrate on one operational technique and increases their ability to comprehensively evaluate the pilots they are checking.

2.      Leveraging the skills

A standardized curriculum is created and recommended by the industry-led Air Carrier Training Aviation Rulemaking Committee. The committee integrates the collective response and feedback, and skills from different stakeholders.

3.      Streamlined approved procedure

FAA accepts and publishes the standardized curricula at the national level. This eliminates the need for many POIs to review the technical elements of a similar curriculum. In its place, the POI (Principal operations Inspector evaluates if the curriculum fits the requirements of the part 135 operators.

4.      Administrative efficiency

The part 142 training facility qualifies its personnel as check pilots and instructors for the part 135 standardized curriculum. This removes the need for personal-issued check pilots’ letters of acceptance for all the part 135 operators.