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Continuing education programmes in the field of Mobility & Logistics

Continuing education course Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT)

Inadequate training of a pilot for dealing with unusual or extreme flight attitudes can result in potentially hazardous or incorrect operation and control inputs on the aeroplane. Despite the rareness of such unintended flight attitudes and the experience of many pilots, the loss of control over the aircraft by the crew (Loss of Control in Flight, LOC-I) is the leading cause of aircraft accidents in commercial and private aviation. Almost 25% of all accidents and 40% of all fatal accidents are caused by the so-called LOC-I. The UPRT continuing education course addresses this problem and enables mainly private pilots but also pilots of other licence levels to train in and extend solution strategies for the prevention of and coping with unusual flight conditions (Upsets).

WBK Specific Operations Risk Assessment (SORA) for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)

To guarantee safety of manned aircraft a well-established process exists. This requires a complex structure comprising approved manufacturers, design organisations, training organisations and operators. This process is a very heavy burden for the industry; nevertheless, it is necessary in order to guarantee the safety of manned aircraft flight. The effectiveness of this approach is evident from the industry’s excellent track record.

The topic of safety for unmanned aircraft has been underdiscussion for several years. The approach cannot be the same as for manned aircraft for many reasons. To complicatethe situation, the availability of cheap components and thepotential versatility of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) have led to the creation of many small manufacturers and operators of UAVs. It is not uncommon that the personnel of these companies do not have any experience of the safety process for manned aircraft.

In this scenario, certification authorities, such as EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency), want to establish clear rules that will guarantee the safety of UAV operations. Their intention is that these rules should not prevent the development of new UAV-based applications and that they should not be complex enough to require an extensive aviation background. This effort has led to the creation of the SORA (Specific Operations Risk Assessment) process. It should be noted that the Federal Office for Civil Aviation (FOCA) has played an instrumental role in this effort.

Logistics

The overarching process management for planning, management and controlling of material, value and information flows is not only decisive for success but often even a factor relevant for survival.

Our DAS and CAS continuing education programmes in the field of Process and Logistics Management look at the logistics sector as a whole and introduce you to the overarching business processes of the globally networked economy.