Airline training in handling abnormal or emergency situations for decades focused primarily on accomplishing checklists, performing tasks and complying with specific, narrowly defined behaviors. But some training programs inadvertently omitted three important process elements ─ how to best accomplish those myriad checklists and tasks, how to concurrently assure safe flight operations and aircraft control, and how best to utilize the crew and other resources. These three elements comprise the context necessary to manage an event to a successful landing. While most airline training programs are excellent in many areas, a significant improvement opportunity exists in aeronautical event management.
Who Has the Airplane?
IHTAR model spells out how to stay on a safe flight path while handling an unexpected aeronautical event.