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Did You Know What Kind Of Legal Authorities Captain Has During The Flight?

2019-05-23

The origins of captain’s authority comes from maritime law and tradition.  A ship’s captain had absolute authority and was the unquestioned commander responsible for the ship, cargo, and crew. The same concept in aviation was applied in the early years, before 1930. Aircraft captain‘s absolute authority became essential after the advent of flying boats. Early regulations, gave the pilot in command (PIC) -while in flight - the final responsibility and authority of the aircraft and crew members. So during the flight the aircraft captain is basically a god. If the situation requires, he/she can deviate from any rule to ensure safety of the...

Design of MPL Course

Over the past years, MPL programs have been running across the globe. Established by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in 2006 and also adopted by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), this type of licence offers an alternative pathway for ab-initio student pilots to achieve the necessary competencies to act as a first officer in commercial air transportation on multi-crew aircraft. Discover the main principles of MPL training pathway in the infograph below!...