Aviation skills matrix template

A skills matrix template is a tool that can be used in the aviation industry to effectively manage and assess the skills and knowledge of individual employees or teams.

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A skills matrix template is a tool that organizations can use to effectively manage and assess the skills and certification statuses of individual employees or teams. The scope of a skills matrix can be as large or small as you choose. For example, it could cover your entire organization – or only those focused on aircraft systems and maintenance.

For example, you can use this free aviation skills matrix to ensure that your organizations stays compliant with stringent FAA and EASA regulations.

 

Flight Operations
  • Pilotage
  • Navigation
  • Air Traffic Control (ATC) Communication
  • Flight Planning
  • Crew Resource Management (CRM)
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Aviation Safety Management
  • IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA)
  • IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) Certification
  • IS-BAO (International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations) Certification
  • NATA Safety 1st Professional Line Service Training Certification
Aircraft Systems and Maintenance
  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • Avionics
  • Instrumentation
  • Aerospace Welding
  • Aircraft Design
  • Aircraft Weight and Balance
  • FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Certificate
  • European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part-21 Design Organization Approval (DOA)
Technical Expertise
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Aviation Medicine
  • Airfield Operations
  • Aviation Security
Regulatory and Legal
  • FAA Regulations
  • EASA Regulations
  • Aviation Law
  • Aviation English Communication
  • ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Certification
  • ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System Certification
  • AS9100 Aerospace Quality Management System Certification
  • IS-BAO (International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations) Certification
  • NATA Safety 1st Professional Line Service Training Certification

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Using a skills matrix template can benefit your teams in various ways. Among them:

  • Targeted training. You can use this aviation skills matrix to identify gaps, then develop tailored training programs such for pilots or other personnel to improve operational efficiency and safety.
  • Optimized maintenance and engineering. You can use this aviation skills matrix to help engineers develop expertise in areas such as aerospace welding and other areas that ensure reliability in aircraft construction and repairs.
  • Regulatory compliance. With clear certifications tied to roles, you can more easily maintain strict compliance with FAA/EASA requirements.

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Customizing an aviation skills matrix template Copied

The scope of an aviation skills matrix template can be as large or small as you choose. For example, it could cover your entire organization – or only those focused on aircraft systems and maintenance.

To customize a skills matrix to your needs, you should:

  • Define focus. Clarify if the skills matrix pertains to an entire department or specific roles within it
  • Identify key skills. List essential competencies for each role or area of operation
  • Establish proficiency levels. Define skill proficiency levels, aligning them with job requirements
  • Set evaluation criteria. Create a clear evaluation process, considering on-the-job performance and training qualifications
  • Regularly review and update. Ensure regular reviews to adapt to evolving roles, technologies, and organizational goals

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Frequently asked question Copied

  • What are the benefits of using an aviation skills matrix?

  • Is this aviation skills matrix free to download?

  • How do I use an aviation skills matrix?

  • What if I want to take my aviaton skills management to the next level?

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Original version | March 30, 2023

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