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 can be found in ICAO’s document 9995, EASA’s 2019 published regulatory opinion and IATA’s EBT manual.