Primera Air has been using Cockpit Trainers developed by Aviation eLearning for B737 Next Generation type rating and they have reported positive results.

After training with the interactive app, Primera Air Training Manager Jan Packert reported that they managed to reduce the time for ground operations (from seated to airborne) from 1 hour and 15 minutes to 45 minutes in the first simulator session and even to 25 minutes in the following sessions. The extra time gained gave students an opportunity to perform other maneuvers, which led to reaching a higher standard in fewer simulator sessions.

By training with the cockpit trainers prior to the simulator session, the crew were better prepared for the simulator training and had more time to repeat exercises and practice several other items as well. According to the report from Primera Air, the time saved during ground operations provided more time for the flight training later during the simulator session.

When training with the cockpit trainers running on iPad, the crew gets familiar with the cockpit environment as a result of complete 360° realistic view of the cockpit, therefore they save a lot of time by not spending time to convert from paper based training to simulator.

Primera Air also reported that their crew were more motivated when using the Cockpit Procedure Trainers because of its engaging interactions that create more interesting learning experience and may replace simulator procedure training.

“We are very happy to hear that our solution helped Primera Air to be more efficient with their training and we are looking forward to get feedback from our other clients.” Steen Sandal, Head of Standards at Aviation eLearning

Read more about Cockpit Procedure Trainers here.