On September 4th 2015, we’re delighted to be bringing together training managers and industry experts from around the world. The one day event organised by Evoke Systems will present new developments in ATQP and EBT, training management systems, data analysis and electronic recording. The objective is to provoke discussion in these areas and share knowledge and experiences to benefit everyone. And where better to hold such an event than the historic airfield and a museum of aviation history at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, U.K.
After many months of development, we’re pleased to announce that EFOS for iPad version 1.8 is now released and in the air with customers. This versions brings a fresh look to the home screen in line with iOS8 styling and introduces many new features. We’ll post more details over the coming weeks…
In this article, published in the Feb 2013 Issue of Aircraft IT, Capt Mark Linney provides an overview of Alternative Training Qualification Programmes or ATQP as they are better known. It includes a description of what ATQP is, who’s doing it, the potential benefits, how to go about and finally a case study from Flybe.
Evoke Systems will again be exhibiting at the 6th Annual Flight Operations Conference at Heathrow Airport (Park Inn Hotel) on 28th – 29th November 2012. On show will be the latest versions of the company’s iPad, iPhone and web-based software.
During the event Mark Linney (co-founder of Evoke Systems) & Steve Deverall (acting head of crew training at Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline) will jointly present a paper summarising the benefits of ATQP [Alternative Training and Qualification Programme]. The presentation will cover how ATQP can positively impact on safety whilst improving the quality and relevance of flight crew training. Mark & Steve will lead a discussion on how the scheme can improve the relationship between flight crew and managers as well discussing how ATQP can save money.
Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, selected EFOS from Evoke Systems Ltd to provide electronic crew training records in a strategic move away from paper based records.
Maintaining paper training records for 700 pilots and 900 cabin crew geographically dispersed over the UK had become manually intensive, cumbersome and a potentially error prone process for Flybe. Confirmation of training and check statuses under a complex regulatory regime was a continuous challenge. It was clear that the adoption of electronic training records was essential to Flybe’s growth plans. The selection and introduction of EFOS has delivered not only an immediate and huge potential cost saving but also a significant improvement in the efficiency of the training process.
Steve Deverall, acting head of crew training at Flybe comments that, “EFOS has significantly reduced the burden of paper while speeding up and improving our training processes. Also, by blending training feedback, actual experience and regulatory compliance, EFOS has certainly met the needs of our ATQP [Alternative Training and Qualification Programme] for flexibility in pilots’ simulator training.”
The installation of EFOS, starting in May 2012, has already delivered positive returns. With the continued and planned expansion at Flybe the training administration task can now be fulfilled without the need for additional staff. Flybe has also enjoyed very positive feedback from users; Steve Deverall again; “People don’t usually like change but EFOS has been very well received from the start.”