The likely suicide of the pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 has meant a re-examination of the issue of aircrew mental health, leading to the forthcoming EASA
recommendations on the topic. This is likely to require operators to undertake audited psychological assessment of aircrew during recruitment, and monitoring and supporting pilot mental health during normal line operations.
Core Aviation Psychology has built up extensive experience in the psychological assessment of aviation staff including pilots, licenced and unlicensed engineers and other aircrew over the past 5 years. We have assessed more than 250 pilots and 200 engineers, and have an unrivalled database of profiles of successful applicants in both groups, particularly in the commercial rotary-wing sector.