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This is NOT a sales post, this is a post to hopefully assist and potentially educate people looking to undertake JOC/MCC or APS MCC training.

We have been receiving an increasing amount of phone calls 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 new course, introduced by EASA in early/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 8 years, seeing over 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 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. Our JOC/MCC customers, have on occasions been paired with a UK APS candidate, and succeeded, when the APS 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. 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 many cases over £5000, that it is something to seriously consider. Work extremely hard during your 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.





+ 18/09/2019 - We will be releasing 2020 dates on Monday 21st October. These dates will cover JOC, MCC and UPRT-A. There will also be a small price increase to courses, sorry!


+ 06/08/2019 - If an MCC ATO tells you "you won't get a job without having an APS MCC" they are not inline with the recruiting market and are misguiding you. We have just                                           heard that an MCC ATO has stating this to prospective customers!


+ 08/08/2019 - We are proud to work with and recommend Flight Deck Wingman at CRM Aviation. They are experts in their field of assisting pilots in securing commercial aviation                               positions. Visit them for further information - Flight Deck Wingman


+ 05/08/2019 - Dave Best joins our UPRT-A instructor team. Dave has an unbelievable amount of experience - take a look! Dave Best


+ 01/08/2019 - We are proud to launch our Advanced UPRT - Aeroplane Instructor Course


+ 20/07/2019  - Check out further information on our Advanced UPRT - Aeroplane Course


+ 02/07/2019 - One space has just become available on our JOC/MCC starting 9th July - Call to book!


+ 10/06/2019 - Please visit our UPRT-A page as further regulatory updates have been added. We are very excited to be the only UK ATO to be approved to deliver UPRT-A JOC and                              MCC all owned and operated by us! 


+ 01/06/2019 - Check us out on Instagram - @crmaviationeurope


+ 11/03/2019 - UPRTA is coming. From December 2019 this will be mandatory. See our UPRT-A page for full information - UPRT-A 


+ 19/12/2018 - We are delighted to welcome Captain Geoff Linaker into the CRM Aviation instructional team - Geoff, ex VP of Operations at Etihad, has held TRi, TRe and                                                 management positions with two mainstream carriers. Geoff, was a TRi/E on the mighty Airbus A380. Geoff, will be a huge asset to our already hugely experienced                                 team delivering JOC and MCC courses!


+ 23/11/2018 - We are delighted to welcome Captain Peter Sneller into the CRM Aviation instructional team - Peter is a current British Airways Captain, based at Heathrow on the A320. The CRM Aviation JOC/MCC instructors are one of our biggest USP's that make us unique within the MCC instructional arena - all Captains with significant command and instructional experience - beat that! CRM Instructors




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