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Guidance Material and Best Practices for Pilot Aptitude Testing

The Guidance Material and Best Practices for Pilot Aptitude Testing manual supports aviation managers in the field of pilot selection and aptitude testing with tools to implement a pilot aptitude testing system in their organization.

Benefits of pilot aptitude testing:

If correctly implemented, a pilot aptitude testing system can contribute to considerable cost savings for the airline as well as:

  • Enhanced safety
  • Decreased training costs
  • Increased training and operational performance success rates
  • More positive working environment
  • Reductions in labor turnover
  • Enhancement of the flight operations department and airline’s brand

 Content overview

This publication covers all areas of aptitude diagnostics (basic as well as specific /  operational abilities, social competencies and personality traits) used during screening and selection procedures.

It enables aviation managers to compare and discuss the characteristic strengths and weaknesses of available aptitude testing systems with aviation psychologists, human factors experts, and test providers to collaboratively develop a suitable solution for the operator.

The second edition of this manual is now available as a free download.  Guidance Material and Best Practices for Pilot Aptitude Testing (pdf)

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