God forbid you should think for yourself and survive, eh? Funny thing, if the crew survive, the pax have a pretty good chance of doing so as well.In a great many cases the level of training is set by Boeing, a very large number of airlines use Boeing to actually do that training. The difference in my level of knowledge between the first Type Rating course I did 25 odd years ago and the last, 4 years ago is staggering. The first was in house and the tech stuff in the classroom had 3 instructors for 10 guys and lasted 3 weeks. The last was sat in front of a computer with an instructor who showed us how to switch the computer on and handed us an exam paper 8 days later. We never saw him in between. The course was run by Boeing. Since then I’ve spent untold hours getting to a level I rather than the accountants am happy with.
The QRH @Lardbeast refers to now specifically includes instructions for the crew to not troubleshoot (it’s a list of checklists for abnormal situations, lots of other stuff to, Quick Reference Handbook). The rest of his post is bang on too..