The aim of Training Aircrew Competencies using Eye Tracking (TACET) is to use innovative and immersive technology to bridge the gap between classroom-based and full flight simulation-based methods, and to provide a cost-effective yet immersive solution to bolster pilot competency training and assessment. Our training tool aims to augment rather than replace current methods, reduce the need for an instructor and provide highly detailed feedback for pilots. Our goal is to improve training accessibility and enhance elements of the training process, making it more efficient and better for improving pilot human factors. 

AI-Powered Eye Tracking Analytics:

TACET incorporates AI software analytics to systematically capture critical performance and psychometric insights based on Eye Tracking. This objective analysis serves as a measure to evaluate various competencies and levels of expertise by automatically capturing particular behaviours demonstrated in the scenario, enabling a more precise assessment of proficiency.

Virtual Reality (VR) Training:

TACET delivers immersive VR-based training scenarios, providing a cost-effective and efficient solution to bolster pilot competency training and assessment. Trainees navigate through various flows and fault scenarios, interacting with the virtual cockpit to overcome challenges.

Multiplayer Enabled:

The TACET software is multiplayer enabled, meaning a two person crew can play through scenarios together in real-time. The faults and flows incorporated into the scenarios are open-ended in such a way that the procedure does not have to be linear, and the pilots can discuss all eventualities.

Actionable Feedback:

Pilot performance is automatically processed and analyzed to understand how pilots deal with challenging situations. Insights into the pilot's competencies and cognition are displayed as an interactive desktop-based tool that provides targeted feedback for skill development.


Accelerated Skill Learning: TACET provides quantitative and targeted feedback regarding particular competencies, enabling targeted use of simulator time to accelerate skill learning. 


Soft Skills and Human Factors Development: 


Cost-Effective Training:  Unlike conventional flight simulators, TACET offers a relatively inexpensive training solution that can be accessed remotely, making training more accessible and affordable for pilots and Airline Training Organizations (ATOs).

Remote Learning Opportunities: TACET provides remote learning opportunities for pilots to refresh their skills pre-assessment and before returning to work, contributing to pilot mental health and well-being.

Bolstering Cognitive Abilities: TACET simulates unexpected interruptions, fostering problem-solving skills and non-technical competencies critical for pilot performance. Understanding this information is important in developing pilots that can adapt well to real-world issues. 

Evidence-Based Training (EBT): TACET aligns with the principles of Evidence-Based Training (EBT) by assessing trainee capability across a range of core competencies, addressing key factors in modern aviation accidents.

Recent Developments

Joint Development with Aquila Jet Training:

TACET has been developed jointly with partners at Aquila Jet Training, incorporating cutting-edge functionality to enhance pilot training experiences.


Beta Testing Results:

Recent beta tests have supported the efficacy of TACET's eye-tracking functionality in differentiating between skilled and novice pilots, showcasing its potential as a valuable training and assessment tool.


Product Suite

Relevant Resources


Concawe – Association of European Oil Refineries

Work Area

Sellafield - Air Fed Suit Training - Innovate UK Prototype


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