Evidence Based Training (EBT) is a new training philosophy for civil aviation that has been in development since 2007. EBT is rooted in the concepts of resilient operations, and aims to develop pilots in several core competencies, instead of training a narrow, familiar and repetitive set of tasks. By developing competencies, a pilot is effectively prepared to manage safety and performance in many different situations, not only those explicitly trained.
EBT features the combination of evidence (data) driven training and competency based training. EBT generates competency data, and uses this data to adapt the operator’s recurrent training to focus on actual competency training needs. In this way, EBT provides an elegant framework to continuously improve pilot core competencies.
More information on EBT can be found in:
EASA AMCs & GMs
IATA EBT Manual
Our EBT mission
Royal NLR assists operators in achieving reliable pilot development programmes. We are committed to the promotion and implementation of a higher standard of EBT programmes, continuously driving their effectiveness in the development of flight crew resilience.
NLR actively participates in industry initiatives to structure and responsibly implement EBT globally, with a focus on refining a balanced set of performance based regulations within the EASA regulatory framework. NLR is part of several EBT working groups and has contributed decades of CBTA R&D knowledge and experience to help make EBT a reality in developing pilot resilience.
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Our roots in training research & development
We’ve been in the training industry for a long time. It’s too much to share everything, but these are some notable projects that have influenced our EBT support.
Investigating flight crew manual flying and complex problem solving abilities in modern 4th generation aircraft.
Developing a Human Performance Envelope and using competencies to assess crew performance levels.
EASA Startle Training
Developing effective strategies to manage startle and surprise in the cockpit. Evaluated together with KLM.
Develop modern instructor simulator tools to track and rate pilot behavior and competency performance.