AQP Compliance Package by Xcelar, Lifts Safety Up, Keeps Costs Down
Advanced Qualification Program (AQP) has been part of the changing landscape in the commercial air carrier arena for a number of years. Recent proposed rule changes for regional airlines, coupled with the enormous success of these programs at the major carriers, have brought increased interest in AQP across the industry.
XCELAR's team of experts includes AQP program managers and trainers from major carriers, database specialists, airline and aviation industry executive management and technology experts in flight training, aircraft systems and airline operations. We know firsthand the safety-enhancing and cost saving benefits of AQP and will help you realize them.
Our suite of services includes:
- Turnkey AQP compliance package
- Customized approach
- In depth analysis and design
- Transition plan from traditional training to AQP
- Phase I, Phase II and follow-on components
- FAA compliance assurance
Advanced Qualification Program (AQP): XCELAR principals and staff have managed and designed successful programs for B737-200, B737-300/500, B747 aircraft types, as well as an Instructor/Evaluator AQP program, and a CRM AQP. XCELAR is currently developing AQP programs tailored to the emerging needs of US regional carriers, as well as to the progressive application of AQP processes to and methodology to cabin crews and ground functions including ATC, Maintenance, Dispatch, Airport Operations, and Security. Development and appropriate application of human factors research is vital in each of these areas. Some notable accomplishments by XCELAR personnel in AQP include:
Conceived and developed a Quality Control program designed to calibrate evaluators through rater-reliability training and standardize training programs.
Designed and implemented a Data Management Plan to critically analyze pilot performance based on qualification standards for increased safety and improved training.
Developed plan to integrate AQP, FSAP, and FOQA data into a successful overall Safety Management System (SMS).
Created efficiencies in International Route and Area Qualifications, reducing manpower requirements, while maintaining safety.
Conceived and implemented standardized policies related to the qualification, currency, and records of safety personnel; including pilots, flight attendants, dispatchers, and instructor/evaluators.
Designed and implemented automated grade-sheets, performance data collection and analysis tools, as well as standard data reporting to the FAA.