Aon, the same company that builds and delivers the Pilot assessments for Ryanair, Singapore Airlines, American Airlines, and many more Airlines and approved training organisations (ATOs), are a global player within the aviation industry and assess thousands of Pilots every year. Aon has worked with over 100 Airlines and flight training schools, including 5 of the 7 largest Airlines in the world and so are experts in this field.
The assessments for Pilot roles have been created based on job analysis of core skills in the Pilot role as well as the critical skills summarised by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and International Air Transport Association (IATA) guidelines.
The Aon Pilot assessment suite has been designed and scientifically validated by psychologists who have extensive experience in aviation – a pre-requisite of the European Union Regulation CAT.GEN.MPA.175 requirements.
The Aon assessments are used to assess thousands of Pilots, the assessment results have been analysed and found to positively predict Airline or ATO assessment centre and Simulator performance in Airline selection systems.
Some of the key behaviours which predict Simulator performance include abiding by SOPs (safety focus), making decisions as a team rather than individually (teamwork & communication) and drive (motivation) are all strong predictors of Simulator performance.
Given the pedigree and data which support these “indicative” assessments, we can say they predict potential and capability to work and operate as a Pilot.