Method of evaluation of military helicopter pilot selection criteria: a novel Grey SWARA approach

    Salim Kurnaz   Affiliation
    ; Aşkın Özdağoğlu   Affiliation
    ; Murat Kemal Keleş Affiliation


Helicopter is a very important defence and attack tool for a country’s armed forces (army) (air force). With the rapid progress of technology, the designs of helicopters, the hardware and software elements in the helicopter have also been renewed and developed in parallel with advanced technology. Therefore, it is expected that the pilots who will use helicopters, which are an important flight tool of armed forces, will also have the qualifications to provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and criteria. The aim of the study is to determine the military helicopter pilot selection criteria and to find the importance levels of these criteria. For this purpose, three main criteria as “Health”, “Psychomotor” and “Education and Training” and thirteen sub-criteria were determined. The weights of the determined criteria were found by the Grey SWARA method, which is a current multi criteria decision making tool. According to the results of the analysis, it is found that the most important sub-criteria was “Practical Training”, while the lowest important criteria was the “Height and weight limits” criterion. With this study, the weights of the military helicopter pilot selection criteria were found for the first time with the Grey SWARA method.

Keyword : military aviation, helicopter pilot, military pilot, pilot selection, personnel selection, grey SWARA, multi criteria decision making

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Kurnaz, S., Özdağoğlu, A., & Keleş, M. K. (2023). Method of evaluation of military helicopter pilot selection criteria: a novel Grey SWARA approach. Aviation, 27(1), 27–35.
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