Data collected during training sessions arm instructors with a wealth of information that helps them identify areas of improvement for an individual trainee and the effectiveness of training content in general.
However, many training programs today are not influenced by the learnings that data collection can provide. Those that utilize data are focused on regulatory compliance, with data collected in a fragmented manner. From assessment to induction and beyond, looking into connecting data from every touchpoint of the pilot training journey will help gain better insights and improve safety. In addition, the use of Artificial Intelligence can identify ways to better predict how successful a pilot can be.
In the future, data will play a larger role in all types of pilot training. To optimize performance, safety, and the pilot learning experience, training data should be shared across the pilot training journey. In addition to aircraft operators, ATOs should be eager to share line training data, as it lends to the creation of more effective training throughout the pilot training cycle from assessment to flight training to type rating and to line flying.