AirlinePrep, a European airline pilot interview and assessment training provider, and Symbiotics, the provider of ADAPT Pilot Psychological Assessments, have partnered to provide a range of pilot aptitude assessments.
The partnership comes ahead of the introduction of the new EASA Aircrew Medical Fitness regulation that came into effect in February 2021: EASA.CAT.GEN.MPA.175.
The new regulation requires the psychological profiling of pilots including personality traits, cognitive abilities, operational and professional competencies, and social competencies in accordance with CRM principles.
Psychometric testing provided by companies with experienced aviation psychologists is one way that airlines can assess pilots and is going to be a key element of the pilot recruitment process within Europe going forward. This new partnership enables pilots to experience the type of assessments they can expect to encounter as part of an airline’s assessment process.
AirlinePrep Director Ben Whitworth said, “AirlinePrep is proud to be delivering the Symbiotics Pilot Assessments within ADAPT and we are extremely excited to be working with Symbiotics to deliver both full psychometric assessments and practice tests for our clients.
“Our relationship with Symbiotics allows us to deliver the very best psychometric testing available to ensure our clients are as prepared as possible, especially prior to the introduction of the new CAA psychometric assessment requirements that will form the basis of pilot selection from February 2021.”
Symbiotics’ Sales and Marketing Director, Hannah Davies added, “It is great to be able to work with Airline Prep to prepare pilots and remove the fear factor from the new regulations so that pilots can perform to the best of their ability during the recruitment process.
“With our in-house team of aviation experienced psychologists we are working with the industry to ready them ahead of the regulation. It is also important for pilots themselves to be prepared for the changes they will find when looking for new roles.”