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Updated 19th November 2020 - 

This is NOT a sales post, the information below is designed to hopefully assist and potentially educate people looking to undertake Combined JOC/MCC or APS MCC training. This is evermore relevant during the later stages of 2020, as the whole industry struggles with the pandemic and more people are beginning to understand why a good quality Combined JOC/MCC Course is so much more financially and circumstantially beneficial. It is evident that APS MCC is loosing traction and hopefully the information below will help people understand why. 

We receive many phone calls and email enquiries asking about the APS MCC and why we don’t offer it. The answer is no, we do not offer APS MCC courses and no, we currently don’t want to offer it. This is for a very good reason, and we would like to explain this to assist potential APS and JOC/MCC course candidates. The Airline Pilot Standards MCC, APS MCC is a relatively new course, introduced by EASA in mid 2018. Fundamentally it was pushed by a single airline who sought to ‘encourage’ prospective commercial airline pilots to obtain further training before undertaking a type rating - a type rating that may/could have reduced training hours due to the APS MCC qualification, funded by the prospective commercial airline pilot and not the airline. After the APS MCC was approved there was no credit offered against type ratings.

At CRM Aviation, we believe in offering our customers a great value for money course, run by industry leading highly experienced professionals – a theory that has stood us in very good stead for the past 10 years, seeing around 130 JOC/MCC customers each year. The majority of our customers, military and civilian, have gone on to secure jobs with a broad selection of carriers, worldwide.

Under the current recruiting market, although very much challenged by COVID-19, there is NOT one airline that is requesting applicants to have completed an APS MCC, it is only Ryanair that have said they would look ‘preferentially’ at APS MCC applicants, yet we have many of our customers with our JOC/MCC qualification and other MCC schools customers securing positions, principally because they are the right candidate, trained professionally and have been encouraged to put effort in and work hard to prepare for their interviews and assessments - see companies like FlightDeckWingman. Our JOC/MCC customers, have on occasions, been paired with a UK APS MCC candidate, and succeeded, when the APS MCC candidate had not.

By EASA definition the MCC course is a ‘non-technical course’. This course is designed to teach prospective airline/commercial pilots how to work in a two person cockpit in accordance with a set of standard operating procedures and aircrew competences for normal, non normal and emergency scenarios. The JOC element, unregulated, is left up to the ATO to design as the most appropriate package to introduce and ‘orientate’ multi engine propeller operations to turbo fan operations with high altitude, swept wing dynamics and complex jet systems operations, together with an introduction to line flying exercises.

We at CRM Aviation, therefore stand by the excellent Combined JOC/MCC course that we have designed, own and offer which is very clearly seen as a market leading course, accepted by ALL recruiting carriers. Our aim is to ensure that prospective customers are not ‘marketing lead’ down this APS MCC route without firm knowledge of its current position within the recruiting market. There is such a vast difference in price, in some cases over £4000 - that it is something to seriously consider. Work extremely hard during your Combined JOC/MCC and that will cost you nothing! You could then spend a proportionally small amount of that saving on a sim refresher for 2 hours in a chosen 'type orientated' device.

We would like to thank all of those ‘enquirers’ that have brought these questions/situation to our attention and we thank you for your bookings with us for our Combined JOC/MCC course.



+ 05/01/2021 -  We are open and training - following the UK Government & Department for Transport guidelines. Please feel free to contact us if you wish to find out further                                          information.


+ 20/12/2020 - We have now completed all of our training obligations for 2020 - What a year! Thank you to all of our fantastic customers from whom we very much appreciate their                             business. Email and phone lines will continue to be attended to during the festive holiday period. We recommence training on Monday 11th January 2021. Merry                                   Christmas & a Happy New Year.


+ 23/11/2020 - CRM Aviation Europe receive EASA approval for 1st January 2021 and onwards - EASA.GBR.ATO.0138. UK CAA approval will also remain in place for a transitional                                   period.

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