About ICATEE and its Partner Organizations

Our working group, called the International Committee for Aviation Training in Extended Envelopes (ICATEE) is currently over eighty members strong, and includes the main airframe manufacturers, major and regional airlines, national aviation authorities and safety boards, simulator manufacturers, training providers (including specialized upset recovery specialists, research institutions, and pilot representatives). This buy-in from all stakeholders has given ICATEE a future home for its products: Once vetted by industry at large, ICAO has indicated its intentions to adopt the recommendations from our team in the form of a circular, followed by a new Manual for Upset Prevention and Recovery Training, outlining best practices and recommendations for adopting the processes into today’s training. Also, as a first step, ICATEE intends to recommend enhancements to the simulator requirements in ICAO document 9625 when it is revised in 2012.

In addition to ICAO, ICATEE has provided support to the FAA/Industry Stall-Stick-Pusher Working Group, as well as the Aviation Rulemaking Committee on Stick Pusher and Adverse Weather.

History and Partners

In 2009, International Development of Technology (IDT) president Sunjoo Advani had the honour to chair a conference at the Royal Aeronautical Society called “Flight Simulation – Towards the Edge of the Envelope”. Due to the growing needs to enhance this type of training, and because of the complexity of creating an effective and affordable change to current training, an international working group was formed. This group, called the International Committee for Aviation Training in Extended Envelopes, is chaired by Dr. Advani, Mr. Peter Tharp, and Capt. Gordon Woolley (Chairman of the RAeS Flight Simulation Group). All three are members of the FSG.

In order to make ICATEE effective, two streams were created:

  1. Research and Technology, co-chaired by Dr. Jeffrey Schroeder of the FAA
  2. Training & Regulations, co-chaired by Capt. Bryan Burks of ALPA

Contributing ICATEE industry partners in alphabetical order include;

Organization: ICAO, RAeS Flight Simulation Group

Airframe Manufacturer: Boeing, Bombardier, Embraer

Regulatory/Government: CAA, EASA, FAA, IATA (ITQI), NTSB, Russian CAA, Transport Canada

Training Provider: APS, Boeing Flight Training, CAE, CALSPAN, FlightSafety, Embry-Riddle

Simulation Provider: Bihrle Applied Research, CAE, ETC, FlightSafety, Opinicus, Thales

Industry Body: ALPA, A4A, BBGA, IFALPA

Airline: Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, FedEx, FlyBe, KLM, Lufthansa

Research: AIAA MSTC, DLR, IDT, NASA, NLR, TNO, University of Liverpool, UTIAS, SOS, Volpe

ICATEE has introduced the concept of comprehensive Upset Prevention and Recovery Training at the international level. Three levels of training are required: Awareness, Avoidance and Recognition, and, finally, Recovery. To frame these levels, grounded in a comprehensive evidenced-based approach, a detailed training matrix was created through which the hazards, types of training, maintenance of skills, and possible training mitigation concepts are outlined.

Strategic Plan 2012/2013

The ICATEE Strategic Plan can be downloaded here: ICATEE Strategic Plan April 2012

Annual Report 2012

The ICATEE Annual Report 2012 can be downloaded here: ICATEE Annual Report April 2012

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