TSB Recommends Increased CRM Training
In the wake of its investigation into the January 2007 fatal crash of a Hawker Beechcraft King Air A100 medical transport in Saskatchewan, the Canadian Transportation Safety Board (TSB) is calling on Transport Canada to enact stricter regulations on crew resource management training for all aircraft operators in Canada. “CRM training can significantly improve flight crew effectiveness and provide crews with better coping skills to face emergencies,” said David Ross, investigator in charge. Current regulations in Canada call for CRM training for pilots at large airlines, but such training is not required for companies providing air-taxi and commuter services. In its accident investigation, the TSB found that poor communication between crewmembers as they attempted to abort a landing was a factor in the crash.