Loss of Control In-Flight (LOC-I)

In an ultra-safe industry, the loss of control in-flight (LOC-I) type of accidents may be rare but on average it accounts for one quarter of all fatalities in scheduled commercial air transport. This has made LOC-I one of ICAO’s top safety priorities, along with controlled flight into terrain (CFIT) and runway safety.   


The Collaborative LOC-I Programme

Following on from ICAO’s Loss of Control In-flight (LOC-I) Symposium held in Montreal in May 2014, wide industry support for a global and coordinated approach to address LOC-I has resulted in the establishment of a collaborative LOC-I programme. 
International associations and organisations are working with ICAO to:
    • develop content and support the delivery of regional LOC-I and Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) workshops;
    • identify and develop tools to support the prevention of LOC-I events; and
    • provide easy access to these tools on this website.


Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) Workshops

Beginning in 2015, a series of two-day regional UPRT workshops will assist regulators, operators, pilot training organisations and pilots to identify and adopt effective LOC-I prevention strategies and to enhance the implementation of new Upset Prevention and Recovery Training provisions. 


Workshop Overview:

    • Module 1. UPRT Provisions – What changes will they require?
    • Module 2. UPRT in FSTDs and in Aeroplanes
    • Module 3. Implementing UPRT in an Airline
    • Module 4. Planning regional implementation
    • Module 5: Effectiveness of UPRT in PReventing LOC-I Events
    • Demonstration of UPRT scenarios in an FSTD


Upcoming Training

​Date​Location​Training Type​Registration
​TBD 2017​TBD, South Africa​UPRT Training for Inspectors​TBD
​UPRT Training for Instructors​TBD


Workshops Delivered



​28 May 2015

​Lima, Peru

5-6 August 2015​

​Istanbul, Turkey

​15-16 May 2016

​Seoul, Republic of Korea

​18-19 May 2016


​7-8 September 2016

​Toulouse, France

​7-9 November 2016

​Guangham, China

​13-14 December 2016

​Moscow, Russian Federation

​19-21 December 2016

​Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Airplane Upset Prevention and Recovery Training Aid (AUPRTA) - Revision 3

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