Crew Resource Management

Crew Resource Management

The CRM curriculum is a collection of modules that addresses the traditional CRM topics. Although the topics may be familiar, our modules take a unique perspective on the material. The module content is designed for pilots flying two-pilot high performance turboprop, helicopter, or jet aircraft. Based on extensive research into human performance, we present specific examples of how to break down barriers and effectively use available resources in each module. We use a case study approach in each module to reinforce the module material and focus on both the good use of CRM and incidents where poor use of CRM was a causal factor in an accident or incident.

The NBAA Management Guide (section 2.4) recommends advanced flight crew training above and beyond the regulatory requirements of the FAA as a best practice. That recommendation specifically cites CRM training. This training module satisfies that NBAA training recommendation.


The curriculum content efficiently and effectively addresses the training requirements in Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) 135.330, Crew Resource Management Training, and Advisory Circular (AC) 120-51E, Crew Resource Management Training. For recurrent training, the topics rotate year-to-year so your flight crews see different CRM modules each year. A modified version of the CRM curriculum is available for flight or cabin attendants.

The curriculum complies with the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) training requirement for "Crew Resource Management / Human Factors" defined in Chapter 8 of IS-BAO. IS-BAO recommends human factors / CRM training for schedulers, dispatchers, maintenance personnel, and all others connected with the operation. The Business Aviation Safety Consortium (BASC) standard NX6 and 2 requires CRM training.

Advanced Aircrew Academy has a wide variety of Human Factors eLearning and on-site training options for all members of a flight department.

We can combine 2 of the topics below to make a 1-hour eLearning module for recurrent training.

  • Aeronautical Decision Making
  • Communications / Red Flags
  • Fatigue
  • Risk Management
  • Single-pilot Resource Management
  • Situational Awareness
  • Stress
  • Teamwork/Leadership: Authority of the PIC
  • Workload Management