Jupiter Aviation Technology have launched Project 2020, a research and development project to aid the development of the SurePilot Online Pilot Assessment Tool.

As part of Project 2020, SurePilot invites individuals to undertake a free online pilot assessment to test their own competencies.

The SurePilot tool provides airlines and flight trainers with a device to assess the core competencies required of commercial pilots.

"Airline pilots fulfill a mission-critical role within an airline. Identifying individuals that have the core competencies required to fulfill this role is therefore an important task," SurePilot said.

"It is equally important that individuals training for these roles develop self-awareness in understanding their own core competencies."

The tool provides evaluation of hand-to-eye coordination (right-hand motor skills and left-hand motor skills). It also tests memory recall, reaction time, situational awareness, selective attention and multi-tasking. It provides a final score (the SurePilot score), a percentile ranking (equivalent to a stanine or t-score) and performance change (degree of improvement and training potential indicator).

Collected assessment data will be used to assess test reliability and refine the processes, the company said.