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- Safety management in small aircraft operations: what pilots know, believe and do
Chalmers, Kerry A.
- The University of Newcastle. Faculty of Science & Information Technology, School of Psychology
- Human factors research findings and associated safety management applications are generally well known in commercial and military (large aircraft) operations but this is not the case with small aircraft operations. There has been little active research in relation to the small plane sector and it is likely that there is significantly less pilot awareness within this sector of human factors based research evidence and its application in flight operations. Both the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) have begun to focus on introducing human factors related regulations to improve safety culture and safety management. The nature, scope and rate of human factors related changes within this sector are unprecedented. These changes create new and challenging issues for small plane operations and operators. Results indicate that there is a) a low level of awareness of incoming requirements, b) a low level of information uptake regarding incoming regulations, and c) low levels of preparedness for incoming requirements, both within aviation groups and individually. Data also suggest that there is some resistance to nontechnical information based requirements.
- 9th International Symposium of the Australian Aviation Psychology Association (AAvPA 2010). Managing Safety - Maximising Performance: 9th International Symposium of the Australian Aviation Psychology Association, 2010. Symposium Proceedings (Brighton Beach, N.S.W. 18-22 April, 2010) p. 244-248
- Australian Aviation Psychology Association
- Resource Type
- conference paper