Case studies

All our case studies are based on rigorous scientific studies in collaboration with our clients in both civilian and military aviation.

Improving throughput in military flying screening

The client uses an 18 hour flying screening programme as part of its pilot selection process.

Prior to using PILAPT®, around 4 in 10 of those entering the flying screening stage were unsuccessful, a significant cost in the investment required to achieve its selection quotas.

A study conducted with the client showed that PILAPT® scores gave a strong prediction of flying screening success, and success rates are now above 80% since PILAPT® was implemented in the earlier stages of their pilot selection process.

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Reducing costs in simulator checks for civilian pilots

This UK based client uses simulator assessment checks as part of their selection process as it offers high fidelity but at a significant cost.

PILAPT® was used to pre-screen candidates who were then followed up in terms of outcomes at the simulator assessment stage. Those in scoring in the lowest 30% on PILAPT had an even chance of succeeding at the simulator stage, while those scoring in the top 30% had a 5 to 1 likelihood of succeeding.

Not only did the PILAPT® tests predict success at the simulator stage, but the use of PILAPT® has now enabled this client to reduce the number of simulator assessment hours required to fill its training quotas, a substantial saving in both time and cost.

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Success in commercial pilot training

Seeking to manage its training pipeline more effectively, this UK client sought a solution that enabled them to identify those candidates who were most likely to meet the challenges of advanced training and thereby reduce the need for remedial training.

Tracking candidates through their first 134 hours of training, those candidates scoring in the top 30% on the PILAPT® tests were shown to be more than twice as likely to succeed first-time when compared to the lowest 30% of scores.

The client is now able to identify those candidates with the highest success profiles, as well as target training inputs to those candidates with lower training success profiles using the detailed information provided by the PILAPT® system.

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Success in military pilot training

Using data on over 200 pilot trainees, PILAPT® scores were shown to predict training performance across a range of criteria including pre-solo flight, manoeuvres and acrobatics, formation and navigation.

Those scoring in the highest 30% on PILAPT® were 3 times more likely than the average trainee to succeed in these phases of training, and almost 8 times more likely to succeed in pilot training when compared to those scoring in the lowest 30% on PILAPT®.

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