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International Association of Aviation Personnel Schools

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The International Association of Aviation Personnel Schools (IAAPS) is an association of pilot training organizations created in 1995. IAAPS is recognized by national and international aviation authorities. IAAPS is part of the rulemaking group of the European Aviation Safety Agency. (EASA)[1]

In 1990, the so-called "Cyprus Agreement" Archived 2013-05-18 at the Wayback Machine caused the European Joint Aviation Authority (JAA) to be established.[2]

In 1995, the European Association of Airline Pilot Schools (EAAPS) was established.

The EAAPS was active in the pan-European project to define and standardize the depth and scope of flight training within the JAA.[3] One of the results was the "Joint Aviation Requirement Flight Crew Licensing code" (JAR-FCL).[2]

In 2009, the EAAPS became a worldwide association. The name or the organization was changed changed to IAAPS.[2]

As a global pilot shortage grows,[4] IAAPS members work together to maintain and improve the quality standards of pilot training.[2] Aviation training improves air safety standards.[5]

IAAPS is recognized by the EASA as the representative of the training industry.[6] IAAPS activities include

  • EASA Advisory Board (EAB)[6]
  • Safety Standards Consultative Committee (SSCC)[6]
  • Subject Expert Team (SET)[6]
  • Theoretical Knowledge Steering Group (TKStG)[6]
  • Human Factor Steering Group (HFStG)[6]

IAAPS helped to develop "learning objectives" for aircraft and helicopters. These were published by the JAA and then by EASA.[6]

The membership is comprised of aviation training organizations. Each member organization is certified nationally. The international membership is expanding.[7]


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  1. European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Rulemaking Group Composition, 31 October 2008; International Association of Aviation Personnel Schools (IAAPS), Projects and achievements[permanent dead link]; retrieved 2012-1-4.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 IAAPS, History Archived 2011-12-27 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-1-4.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Oxford Aviation Services. (2001). JAA-ATPL Theoretical Knowledge Manual: Aircraft General Knowledge, Airframes and Systems, p. 3; retrieved 2012-1-5.
  4. Pearson, David. "Global pilots shortage worsens," The Australian, April 25, 2008; retrieved 2012-1-4.
  5. Lekic, Slobodo. "Shortage of pilots affecting flight safety," The Independent (South Africa). July 17 2007; Dahlström, Nicklas. (2002). "Current aspects on aviation training and its relevance for safety," Human Factors and Safety in Aviation: Proceedings of a Conference September 26-27, 2002, Lund, Sweden, p. 47.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 IAAPS, Projects Archived 2011-11-28 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-1-5.
  7. IAAPS, Members Archived 2017-12-04 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-1-4.
  8. Le Magazine du Manager Archived 2012-01-08 at the Wayback Machine (Morocco),"L'Ecole nationale des pilotes de ligne de la RAM adhère à l'International association of Aviation personnel schools" Archived 2012-04-26 at the Wayback Machine; RAM Academy est devenue membre de IAAPS; retrieved 2012-1-5.

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