The aircraft environment is unique. Working at high altitude can bring many risks and dangers to aircrew. Decompression and Hypoxia Awareness Training is designed to provide aircrew with an understanding of the risks working at altitude can bring, develop the skills to identify these risks, and how to manage themselves, passengers, and the cabin environment, in a decompression or hypoxic situation. There is good evidence to indicate that such training works and saves lives.
During Decompression and Hypoxia Awareness Training you will learn about aircraft pressurization, decompression, hypoxia and other altitude related conditions, oxygen equipment and systems on board, appropriate treatment and response. You will learn how to respond effectively in a decompression or hypoxic situation. Several case studies will also be examined.
Our training facilities incorporate state-of-the art environmental effects, equipment and training scenarios to help you react intuitively and effectively in a life-threatening decompression or hypoxic situation. To imitate reality as closely as possible, you will train in a simulator configured to replicate the aircraft you fly in, and use equipment that replicates actual hypoxic conditions.
Decompression and Hypoxia Awareness Training covers all subjects and regulatory requirements set by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA).