A Comprehensive Measurement Tool

AMCAT is a comprehensive testing system designed to determine the professional development requirements of airport managers. AMCAT is based on over a decade of extensive empirical research developed by a team of airport subject matter experts, organizational psychologists and educational technologists.

Areas of Competency

AMCAT is comprised of a series of validated measurement tools that assess airport managers on three dimensions:
  • Airport management knowledge
  • Leadership personality
  • Managerial judgement
Individual and group reports, paired with tailored guidance, provide a highly focused status report of an airport's management team, as well as valuable insight for effectively addressing critical issues such as:
  • Competency development
  • Performance improvement
  • Leadership development
  • Succession planning

The Concept

High-performance airports rely on the strong collaboration of multidisciplinary teams composed of high-performing individuals from various backgrounds and specialties. To achieve superior business results, teams are focused on their goals, taking into account rigorous industry best practices and national regulations. AMCAT captures a clear image of strengths and developmental areas for both teams and individuals.

Sample Reports


Airport Knowledge

Reports, generated for both individuals and for the management team, provide insight about the candidates' level of knowledge on the 14 areas of airport management. A report on silo effects within the group can also be provided.

Leadership Abilities

The leadership personality component of the report indicates managerial and interpersonal leadership abilities.


Management Competencies

The ability of managers to make effective decisions when handling real-life situations is evaluated through the managerial judgment component.

The Benefits

AMCAT's main focus is to identify performance strengths and gaps to help an airport develop its managers to meet ongoing and future challenges:

  • A tool uniquely designed for the airport industry and its particular requirements
  • A computer-based half-day format with rapid turnaround of reports
  • A clear image of gaps and development areas benchmarked against high-performance teams
  • An accurate measure of airport management knowledge, leadership personality, and managerial judgement
  • A tailored development plan with tips and the possibility to track progress over time

The Process


About Us

Aviation Strategies International (ASI) provides assessment, strategic advisory and competency development services in the field of civil aviation. ASI Clients comprise executive leadership groups of airports, airlines, air navigation service providers and civil aviation authorities. Our mission is to accelerate our clients’ performance by providing tailored, objective and empowering services capitalizing on international best practices. With an experienced team of air transportation industry specialists, educational technologists, and organizational psychologists, ASI offers a wide variety of talent and organizational development services ranging from competency assessment, to classroom-based and online blended learning, to work-based coaching and mentoring, to collaborative learning strategies such as communities of practice