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Pilot Recruitment and
Psychological Assessment (EASA)

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Pilot Selection Process

Concept

Our concept takes into consideration the negative experiences with newly hired pilots in Business Jet Operations and Regional Airlines. In spite of having gone through type rating and line-introduction, some newcomers still show deficits in basic skills and behavior. In order to prevent such expensive, time-consuming and safety relevant failures, we offer a professional and highly efficient selection procedure.

The basis of our 2-day selection procedure is a well-defined job profile and standards agreed upon with our clients.

The philosophy behind this 2-day selection process is to offer an alternative to the assessment-center at a reasonable price. In a scientific comparison our concept showed an almost identical level of validity in comparison to a long and costly assessment-center procedure. The repeatability and consistency of our tests, interviews, analyses, and scorings are verifiable and transparent.

This selection process used by NANTYS on behalf of different Business Jet and Airline Operators has made prove of a flawless reliability since its introduction in 2005.

New: In hindsight of the Germanwings- accident in 2015, NANTYS introduced a Psychological Assessment in addition to the Multi Psychometric Profile performed by specialized Psychologists in accordance with the “pre employment assessment” EASA AMC1 CAT.GEN.MPA.175(b) Endangering safety PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT (a) Required from February 14th 2021. Analysis is based on the candidate’s Psychometric Profile, his/her behavior during the assessment, and on a personal interview. The accuracy and predictability of a candidate’s potential of critical behavior and attitude is thus considerably increased.

Process

Day 1:

Computerized Ability Test
Consists of 6 tests assessing:
Coordination and scan rates, practical operational knowledge, cockpit mathematics and mental agility, spatial orientation, memory, and monitoring tasks.

Structured Interview
With integrated knowledge test of safety relevant items and other criteria according to the Operator’s requirements.

English for Aviation
Test verifies language skills to pass level 4 tests (for ab-initio candidates).

Verbal Reasoning
Predicts the candidate’s perceptive faculty of a written statement and
his/her ability to draw correct conclusions from the text.

Multi Psychometric Profile
Core Competence: stability.
Primary competence: self-discipline, team orientation, adherence to procedures.
Managerial competence: leadership, concern for tasks, concern for people.
Personal competence: ambition, openness, assertiveness, perseverance.

 

Day 2:

Simulator Test
Using FNPT II equipment in an MCC (2 pilots) environment.
A crew is assessed during a line oriented mission:
Decision Making, Situational Awareness, Setting of Priorities, Adherence to Procedures, Basic Flying Skills, and Multi Crew Coordination.

 Interview with a psychologist

Languages: Psychometric Profiles and Interviews are available in English, German and French.

Results and Recommendations

Selection results with a clear recommendation are sent to the Operator via e-mail within 24 hours.

Hans-Peter Graf

Former SWISS International Air Lines Captain.
Member of the pilot recruitment and screening department, project leader in operational risk analysis and control.

Experienced pilot with 31 years in different operations such as airline, short and long haul, charter and executive jet.

Served 13 years as investigator in charge at the Swiss Aircraft Accidents Investigation Bureau.
Specialized in flight operation and human factors.

2005 – 2020 Independent Aviation Consultant at GRAF CONSULTING, specialized in Pilot Recruitment and Selection in collaboration with Nantys AG.

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