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25 Feb 2021
New KSA 100 courseware - What is it?

KSA stands for "Knowledge (K), skills (S) and attitude (A)”. In aviation training the subject ‚Area 100 - KSA‘ is a new concept in theoretical knowledge training. But where does it come from?

The need for this specific training rose when a strong connection between pilots and accidents was discovered about 10 years ago following the analysis of fatal flight accidents where more than 50% were caused by flight crew actions. This forced EASA to require the training providers to implement KSA 100 into its training syllabus until 2022. This applies for both helicopter and aeroplane training in the categories ATPL, MPL and CPL.

By implementing this KSA 100 training topics the pilot training shall move away from factual knowledge training towards a more

competency-based approach.

This means that future pilots will be challenged to apply their theoretical knowledge to practice involving the decision-making abilities and their capacity to think under pressure, identify and correctly manage threats and errors, developing the right attitudes at assessing a problem in order to find the correct solution.

infoWERK as an aviation training provider for more than 25 years can now offer an online course providing the underlying theoretical knowledge of the required topics. The course includes:

  • Communication
  • Leadership and teamwork
  • Problem-solving and decision-making
  • Situation awareness
  • Workload management
  • Threat and error management (TEM)
  • Upset and recovery training (UPRT) and resilience
  • Mental maths


If you are an ATO or training provider we will be happy to helping you with the implementation of this new EASA requirement to improve your pilots' KSAs. Please feel free to contact us.

This course is also available for individual user (students or instructors) via our online shop