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New Avsoft Boeing 737 MAX Training Course in Development

Posted on: January 11th, 2023

After two years out of circulation, the Boeing 737 MAX has once again been cleared for use after Boeing made important upgrades to the aircraft’s flight control system. Aviation safety agencies in the US, Brazil, Canada, Australia, the UK and the European Union have all signed off on these repairs, allowing the 737 MAX to…

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Overcoming Examiner Bias in Aviation Training

Posted on: October 3rd, 2022

At a time when pilot shortages are reaching a crisis level, there is another serious issue which may create challenges for airlines to get fully staffed. Significant examiner bias in aviation training makes it difficult for many aspiring pilots to receive a fair assessment, and this can have far-reaching implications for the industry. There are…

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How Major Airlines Are Handling the Pilot Shortage

Posted on: July 28th, 2022

As we ease out of the peak of the pandemic, the travel industry is experiencing a significant bounce-back. Many people have been anxiously looking forward to traveling again after a long time stuck near home. That has resulted in a surge in air travel this summer. Unfortunately, the airline industry is facing one of the…

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Air Travel Increases in Demand – What It Means for Pilot Training

Posted on: May 20th, 2022

Airline fares are surging at record rates, rising 18.6% in April after experiencing a 10.7% increase in March. This represents the largest price increase we’ve seen since 1963. Based on the significant reduction in air travel over the last two years, you’d expect these surging prices to cripple the demand for air travel. However, nothing…

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Creating Online Aviation Training Courses In-House vs. Outsourcing: Factors to Consider

Posted on: April 19th, 2022

One of the most critical tasks required of airlines and ATOs is the delivery of effective training to their pilots. Due the ease of distribution, reduction in costs and ability to leverage insights from training data, online aviation training courses typically provide a more effective solution than the traditional in-person ground school model. There are…

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Aviation Industry Outlook 2022 – What It Means for System and Recurrent Training

Posted on: December 21st, 2021

According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the airline industry has slowly started to rebound in 2021 compared with 2020 financial numbers, and this trend is expected to continue into 2022. That being said, financial losses in 2022 are still expected to be significant, and it’s unlikely that we will see the airline industry…

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Get Online Aviation Training Courses that Run on Your LMS

Posted on: November 16th, 2021

When choosing online aviation training courses, it’s crucial to evaluate the course’s compatibility with your learning management system (LMS). The LMS is one of three critical components to CBT pilot training, along with the content in the course and the content player in which the course is run. Online Aviation Courses Should Be Compatible with…

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5 Benefits of Course Customization in Your Online Aviation Training Programs

Posted on: October 19th, 2021

Aviation regulating agencies (the FAA in the United States and the EASA in Europe) have established strict training and certification requirements for pilots seeking to operate a commercial aircraft. Pilots must earn a type rating that adheres to the specific terms of the regulating agency. There are several components to the training process, including a…

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RD3: Publishing Modifications to Existing eLearning Course Projects

Posted on: June 28th, 2021

We have a customer based outside of the US that delivers several of our online courses through a third-party Learning Management System (LMS). They were in the process of rationalizing their fleet, and this required an extensive modification to one of their courses. When I say extensive, I mean very time consuming. Since Avsoft courses…

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RD3 Checklist Function: Dotting the I, Crossing the T

Posted on: June 18th, 2021

In order to build online courses on time and on budget, you have to minimize the amount of duplicated work. The ideal process is to perform a particular task one time and still be assured that everything was done. As an example, let’s take the audio recording of a module. There are essentially three tasks…

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