MCC & MCC APS Courses

MCC & MCC APS Courses

What is the MCC Multi Crew Cooperation (MCC)?

The MCC training offered by CANAVIA has the main objective of training pilots with a CPL license who have little to no experience in commercial multi-crew air transport operations, to reach the necessary standards required by airlines. 

It mainly focuses on the coordination in the cockpit, decision making and distribution of different functions, managing the workload between the 2 pilots of an airplane with total safety.

It is essential to perform this training where the crew cooperation on possible normal procedures, abnormal procedures and of course, emergency procedures is developed.

Entry requirements

It is required to have an EASA CPL license.

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).

What about APS MCC?

The APS MCC is a simplified flight training program that requires students to spend twice as much time in a flight simulator compared to the conventional MCC.

While 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. In addition, 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 CRM and SOP. However, it focuses on knowledge specific to airline and swept-wing aircraft operations. In addition, pilots who complete this program demonstrate key competencies required by airlines. It is also recognized by all EASA operators. Many airlines take 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 required for airline operations. The new ATPL Advanced course focuses on developing and preparing students for more advanced knowledge in a working environment. While the standard MCC provides the basic qualification, the APS MCC builds on the skills and attitudes of pilots who have already gained experience in the aviation industry.

How will the APS MCC improve my career path?

The APS MCC will make you more attractive to airlines. Because of the higher content specification, the airline evaluator will know, once they see the APS MCC certificate "To APS MCC Standards", that you are better trained and more compatible with the airline's requirements than a pilot trained in a standard MCC.

What is the content of the APS MCC course?

The basic MCC content is maintained in its entirety and you will study airline structure, operational CRM, meteorology, flight planning and fuel management, among other essential pieces of information for a student airline pilot. In addition to that theoretical training, you will be trained in core pilot competencies such as flight path management, communication, situational awareness, problem solving and decision making, among others, all performed in a high quality simulator.

What happens after the APS MCC?

Once you complete an APS MCC course, you will be awarded a Course Completion Certificate that clearly indicates that the course was conducted to the highest APS MCC standards. With this certificate you will be able to apply with confidence to any airline that is hiring staff. Make sure to highlight the fact that you have studied an APS MCC.

Is the APS MCC essential for my training?

It is essential if you want to have every chance of passing the airline selection process.

Some operators may choose to use the APS MCC as part of their recruitment campaign and assessment process. Completing the APS MCC at Canavia will give you a good head start on getting a job.