APPLICATION OF ANALYTIC NETWORK PROCESS: WEIGHTING OF SELECTION CRITERIA FOR CIVIL PILOTS
Pilot selection process has been a focal point of many researchers in aviation literature. Selection of candidate pilots is very important because training of pilots is very costly and time consuming process. In this study, we try to determine the weights of selection criteria for civil pilots. Criteria determined in this study are classified into three main clusters: “Technical Criteria”, “Non Technical Criteria”, “Job Related Criteria”. These main clusters include 15 sub-criteria such as personality traits, spatial ability, team work aptitude etc. Then these criteria are weighted by using Analytic Network Process (ANP) tool. ANP is a multi-criteria decision making technique that take into consideration also qualitative factors in decision making problems. ANP model including dependency between these criteria is developed. Then pair-wise comparisons of criteria are done by instructors. The result of this study shows that intelligence, decision making and problem solving ability and psychomotor skills are the three most important selection criteria.
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