Thu, Apr 19, 2012
Air Georgian, Ottawa Aviation Services To Provide Aptitude Testing And Customized Pilot Training
Canadian jet charter provider Air Georgian recently signed a a partnership agreement with Ottawa Aviation Services (OAS) to assist with pilot recruiting and selection needs. Air Georgian has chosen the technical platform services of OAS to help ensure the selection of the best flight crew for employment, while at the same time assembling a pool of qualified candidates for potential future hire.
OAS uses the advanced COMPASS battery of pilot selection tests to assess Air Georgian applicants for flight crew employment. These assessments test for:
- Advanced aptitude skills.
- English language proficiency.
- Personality profiles.
The COMPASS tests were developed by the European Pilot Selection & Testing Company and extensively used by airlines in Europe and Asia.
Air Georgian recently completed its first round of assessments using OAS’s COMPASS test services. Based on the test results and performance in training, Air Georgian is confident that this testing process will have long term benefit within its flight training department as well as flight crew retention. “The savings in staff time and training costs were immediately apparent”, said Dan Bockner, Air Georgian Vice President of Flight Operations.
Air Georgian and OAS are also partnering in a Pilot Provisioning Service, whereby OAS will train flight crew candidates to Air Georgian’s exacting requirements in its integrated ATPL program. Candidates will then be interviewed and carefully selected using the basic and the advanced COMPASS battery of tests. Successful graduates will be offered an opportunity to interview with Air Georgian for potential employment as First Officers.
“Air Georgian is a forward-looking and innovative airline that is taking steps to ensure that it has a supply of quality candidates not just today, but two years from today. It is protecting itself against the effects of a pilot shortage that is already being felt in countries around the globe” said Joan Williams, Chair of the Board of Ottawa Aviation Services.
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