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Multi Crew Cooperation (MCC)

What Are The Pilot Flying (PF) And Pilot Monitoring (PM)

Tasks are divided between the Pilot Flying (PF) and the Pilot Monitoring (PM) – also known as Pilot Non-Flying – in an airplane needing a crew of two pilots (PNF).

The Pilot Flying (PF) will be responsible for safely piloting the aircraft.

The Pilot Monitoring (PM) oversees the PF’s flight management and aircraft control operations, as well as some particular responsibilities such as ATC communication and checklist reading. Cross-checking PF activities is one of the most critical aspects of the PM’s responsibilities.

On a flight, the Captain or Co-pilot might be either Pilot Flying (PF) or Pilot Monitoring (PM).

 

What Are The Main Area Of Focus Of The MCC:

Communication

It’s unlikely that communication will reinvent the wheel. You’ll quickly see that the ideas discussed here are common sense.

The following are the performance indicators that were used:

  • Know who to interact with, how much to communicate with, and how to communicate with them.
  • Ascertain that your colleague is prepared to accept the information.
  • communicate messages and information in a clear, accurate, timely, and appropriate manner
  • When delivering vital information to a coworker, double-check that they have the proper understanding.
  • When hearing information, listen actively, carefully, and with a clear comprehension.
  • ask pertinent and effective inquiries, and provide recommendations
  • Use appropriate body language, eye contact, and tone to convey your message.
  • open and responsive to the viewpoints of the other crew members

There’s nothing here but common sense. The Multi Crew Cooperation (MCC) training will teach you how to put such ordinary life skills into use in the cockpit, particularly during abnormal and emergency operations.

Leadership and Team Working

During your first training, you used your leadership talents in the cockpit, but you were working in a single pilot setting.

During the MCC training, you will combine your single pilot leadership abilities with teamwork skills as you make choices and formulate and agree on a plan of action in partnership with another crew member.

The following are the performance indicators:

  • When necessary, take initiative, provide guidance, and assume responsibility.
  • Show your teammate that you appreciate and tolerate him or her.
  • Include your coworkers in the planning process and equitably distribute activities.

Situational Awareness

For the safety of flights, situational awareness is critical in the cockpit. You want to make sure you ensure that the other crew members are in the loop with you during your Multi Crew Cooperation training, in addition to making sure you are informed of what is going on.

Because the aircraft you’ll be flying is more complicated and employs more automation, it’s also critical to stay on top of the condition of the aircraft’s automation.

 

Workload Management

The aircraft portrayed in the MCC simulator is more sophisticated in terms of systems, it is quicker, and you will be required to cooperate and coordinate with another crew member.

Workload management is a difficulty and a focus throughout the Multi Crew Cooperation course because of this.

You’ll need to:

  • Effectively prepare, prioritize, and schedule work.
  • When performing duties, make the most of your time.
  • Offer and accept aid, delegate where required, and seek assistance early.
  • Consciously evaluate, monitor, and cross-check actions.
  • Adhere to processes in a timely and consistent manner.
  • Concentrate on one item at a time, doing chores as needed, and avoiding distractions.

Problem-Solving And Decision-Making

As a result of the aircraft systems complexity or the environmental circumstances, problem-solving abilities will be essential in your Multi Crew Cooperation course.

The following are the important points that will be discussed:

  • Determine and verify why things went wrong, rather than jumping to conclusions or making assumptions.
  • Obtain accurate and sufficient information from reliable sources.
  • Endure in the face of adversity.
  • Use and agree on a good decision-making procedure.
  • Prioritize and agree on powerful and desirable criteria.
  • Make judgments as needed, conduct evaluations, and make adjustments as needed

Problem-solving will need a combination of the previously mentioned elements, including leadership, teamwork, situational awareness, and task management.

It also necessitates crew members’ flexibility to re-evaluate a scenario if the first decision looks to be ineffective or inefficient at a later period.

Briefings

During your basic pilot training, you were exposed to briefings like as departure briefings, taxi briefings, and approach briefings.
The main difference is that instead of giving your briefings to yourself as the aircraft’s only pilot, you’ll give them to the other pilot and, on rare occasions, other crew members such as cabin personnel.
The problem will be that your briefings must be understood not only by yourself, but by everyone to whom you present them.

Your briefings must be clear and succinct, and they must include critical information such as the aircraft’s trajectory, configuration, where particular actions are expected, and what you expect from the other pilot during the phase of flight being briefed.

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