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Acta Astronautica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 497)
Advances in Aerospace Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 70)
Advances in Aerospace Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Astronautics Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Space Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 458)
Aeronautical Journal, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Aerospace     Open Access   (Followers: 60)
Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Aerospace Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 429)
Aerospace Scientific Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Aerospace Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Aerospace technic and technology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aerotecnica Missili & Spazio : Journal of Aerospace Science, Technologies & Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
AIAA Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1195)
Air Force Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Air Medical Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 262)
Annual of Navigation     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Artificial Satellites     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
ASTRA Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Astrodynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Aviation     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Aviation Advances & Maintenance     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Aviation in Focus - Journal of Aeronautical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Aviation Week     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 438)
Canadian Aeronautics and Space Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34)
CEAS Aeronautical Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Chinese Journal of Aeronautics     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Ciencia y Poder Aéreo     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Civil Aviation High Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Control Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 316)
Cosmic Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
COSPAR Colloquia Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Science     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
Elsevier Astrodynamics Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Fatigue of Aircraft Structures     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Gravitational and Space Research     Open Access  
Gyroscopy and Navigation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 258)
IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 278)
IEEE Journal on Miniaturization for Air and Space Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 385)
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
International Journal of Aeroacoustics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
International Journal of Aerodynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
International Journal of Aeronautical and Space Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Aerospace Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 82)
International Journal of Aerospace Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
International Journal of Aerospace Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 32)
International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Aviation Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Aviation Technology, Engineering and Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Crashworthiness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Satellite Communications Policy and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Space Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Space Structures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
International Journal of Space Technology Management and Innovation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Sustainable Aviation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Turbo and Jet-Engines     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Investigación Pecuaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Aerodynamics     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Aeronautical Materials     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Aeronautics & Aerospace Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 31)
Journal of Aerospace Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 69)
Journal of Aerospace Engineering & Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Aerospace Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Aerospace Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Journal of Aerospace Technology and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Aircraft     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 335)
Journal of Aircraft and Spacecraft Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Airline and Airport Management     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Astrobiology & Outreach     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Engineering and Technological Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 204)
Journal of KONBiN     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Navigation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 280)
Journal of Propulsion and Power     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 615)
Journal of Space Safety Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 774)
Journal of Spatial Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of the American Helicopter Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of the Astronautical Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of the Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Life Sciences in Space Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
MAD - Magazine of Aviation Development     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Mekanika : Jurnal Teknik Mesin i     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Microgravity Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
New Space     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Nonlinear Dynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
npj Microgravity     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Open Aerospace Engineering Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Perspectives of Earth and Space Scientists i     Open Access  
Population Space and Place     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Problemy Mechatroniki. Uzbrojenie, lotnictwo, inżynieria bezpieczeństwa / Problems of Mechatronics. Armament, Aviation, Safety Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Progress in Aerospace Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 81)
Propulsion and Power Research     Open Access   (Followers: 68)
REACH - Reviews in Human Space Exploration     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Research & Reviews : Journal of Space Science & Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
RocketSTEM     Free   (Followers: 6)
Russian Aeronautics (Iz VUZ)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Science and Education : Scientific Publication of BMSTU     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Space and Polity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Space Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Space Research Today     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 48)
Space Safety Magazine     Free   (Followers: 51)
Space Science International     Open Access   (Followers: 201)
Space Science Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 97)
SpaceNews     Free   (Followers: 826)
Spatial Information Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Technical Soaring     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Transport and Aerospace Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Transportmetrica A : Transport Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Unmanned Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Xibei Gongye Daxue Xuebao / Journal of Northwestern Polytechnical University     Open Access  
Вісник Національного Авіаційного Університету     Open Access   (Followers: 2)

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Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering
Number of Followers: 11  

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ISSN (Online) 2159-6670
Published by Purdue University Homepage  [16 journals]
  • A Comparison of the Localized Aviation MOS Program (LAMP) and Terminal
           Aerodrome Forecast (TAF) Accuracy for General Aviation

    • Authors: Douglas D. Boyd et al.
      Abstract: Background. For general aviation (GA) pilots, operations in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) carry an elevated risk of a fatal accident. As to whether a general aviation flight can be safely undertaken, aerodrome-specific forecasts (TAF, LAMP) provide guidance. Although LAMP forecasts are more common for GA-frequented aerodromes, nevertheless, the FAA recommends that for such aerodromes (and for which a TAF is not issued) the airman uses the TAF generated for the geographically closest airport for pre-flight weather evaluation. Herein, for non-TAF-issuing airports, the LAMP (sLAMP) predictive accuracy for visual (VFR) and instrument (IFR) flight rules flight category was determined.Method. sLAMP accuracy was evaluated over 12 months using the fractions of forecasts which were correct or false alarms. Statistical differences employed Chi-Square/Fisher Exact tests.Results. sLAMP forecasts (n=570) across 43 states were accrued. The fraction of correct sLAMP forecasts for VFR (0.53) and IFR (0.68) exceeded (pConclusion. Our findings indicate the forecast superiority of the satellite-LAMP at non-TAF-issuing airports compared with the TAF generated at a proximate aerodrome.Practical Application. For non-TAF-issuing sLAMP airports, these findings argue for greater integration of the latter tool in pre-flight weather briefings for general aviation operations.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Apr 2021 08:42:03 PDT
       
  • Changing the Process in Educational Field and Air Navigation through
           Advances in Hologram Technology

    • Authors: Camilo Fernandez Sr.
      Abstract: The objective of this piece is to propose reasons that change the way air traffic controllers and others learn and work in air navigation, but also how they can improve workloads, due to the implementation of holographic radar. This research also aims to describe how this could reduce the cognitive load of an operator, thanks to the improvement of visual perspective and capacity of analysis, in order to more easily control an aircraft.Seeing that the visual facilitation is well known, radar is able to represent in three dimensions and in detail that which could not previously be perceived. This makes a substantial difference in the comfort and ease of training new controllers. In conjunction with operators, the objective of this technology is to save both hours and cost of training. This is of tremendous benefit, as some countries spend millions of dollars trying to educate the personnel in charge of air traffic control. In addition, a goal of this technology is the further improvement in air safety in a sector that demands more jobs and more availability to people in the industry, with an increasing number of aircraft in the world. This makes air traffic control one of the more demanding careers in the global arena.
      PubDate: Fri, 09 Apr 2021 08:53:13 PDT
       
  • Design of Rotorcraft Performance-Based Navigation Routes and Procedures:
           Current Challenges and Prospects

    • Authors: Carlos Gonzaga Lopez
      Abstract: Helicopters play a relevant role in society due to their extraordinary versatility. However, they are particularly vulnerable to adverse weather conditions as the majority of operations are carried out under visual flight rules. This is partly due to the shortage of tailored helicopter instrument flight procedures and routes. The emergence of the performance-based navigation concept supported by the latest satellite navigation technologies has opened up new possibilities for rotorcraft operations in the last few years. This paper presents an extensive overview of the state of the art in the design of performance-based navigation routes for helicopters from two main standpoints: instrument flight procedures and route spacing. Apart from summarizing recent and current major initiatives to implement helicopter low-level routes and flight procedures, this paper provides an outlook on the latest advances and ongoing efforts by the International Civil Aviation Organization in the field of helicopter procedure and route design to ensure flyability, obstacle clearance, strategical separation, and segregation of traffic flows. In addition, several gaps in the current design criteria are identified and suggestions for future research and development are outlined.
      PubDate: Fri, 09 Apr 2021 08:53:04 PDT
       
  • Airplane Pitch Response to Rapid Configuration Change: Flight Test and
           Safety Assessment

    • Authors: Ralph Kimberlin et al.
      Abstract: This paper examines airplane response to rapid flap extension on seven general aviation airplanes. The scenario involves a pilot flying in the traffic pattern becoming distracted, abruptly extending flaps while looking outside the airplane, and failing to notice airspeed and pitch-attitude changes. The airplanes tested reached pitch forces of up to 36 lbf, meeting FAA requirements but exceeding the capability of 55% of the population. Flight data showed a pitch-up to more than 30˚ in 5 s after flap extension, causing airspeed to drop below stall speed for four of the airplanes. At traffic pattern altitudes, stalling an airplane can be fatal. The NTSB lists over 1000 accidents caused by loss of control in the traffic pattern between 1982 and 2017. As general aviation airplanes do not carry flight data recorders, it is unknown how many of those accidents may have involved stalls caused by uncommanded response after flap extension. From the data gathered in flight, it seems possible some were. To improve safety, flight training should prepare students to anticipate rapid pitch changes during flap extension and retraction. In addition, airplane developers could interconnect flaps with the elevator, reduce horizontal tail size, or use a T-tail. The FAA should consider reducing the maximum pitch stick and wheel forces in 14 CFR §23.143 to 20 lbf or less.
      PubDate: Tue, 06 Apr 2021 10:04:12 PDT
       
  • Editorial

    • Authors: Mary Johnson et al.
      PubDate: Tue, 19 Jan 2021 07:07:32 PST
       
  • Atmospheric Pressure Calibration to Improve Accuracy of Transponder-Based
           Aircraft Operations Counting Technology

    • Authors: John H. Mott et al.
      Abstract: In the United States, over 2,400 of the 2,941 non-primary National Plan of Integrated Airport System airports have limited means of establishing operations counts due to lack of available personnel. Precise counts of airport operations are helpful for allocating airport improvement funds, as well as for local and system planning. An emerging technology utilizing ADS-B position data to calibrate signal strength received from Mode C transponders, thereby capturing location information from over 90% of the aircraft operating in the National Airspace System, has successfully estimated operations counts at these non-towered airports with reasonable levels of accuracy. This paper evaluates the impact of further calibration of the model using an atmospheric pressure-based calibration method to improve the accuracy of operations counts. Over 10 million aircraft transponder records collected during 58 days at Purdue University Airport and Terre Haute Regional Airport were analyzed. Uncorrected operations counts and corrected counts using atmospheric pressures averaged both monthly and daily were compared with those obtained from tower-reported figures from the Air Traffic Activity Data System (ATADS) database. The overall accuracy of operations counts from uncorrected heuristics ranged from 5.5% to 13.6% as compared to ATADS over different time periods ranging from 55 to 58 days. Incorporating monthly and daily average pressures improved the count accuracy from 3.2% to 8.7% and from 2.6% to 9.3%, respectively. The test results suggest that the barometric correction method using monthly average pressures results in a modest improvement in overall percentage error and mean average error over the uncorrected method.
      PubDate: Wed, 06 Jan 2021 06:17:31 PST
       
  • An HFACS Analysis of German F-104 Starfighter Accidents

    • Authors: Steven Esser et al.
      Abstract: From 1961 onwards, Germany acquired 916 Lockheed F-104 Starfighters, of which 292 aircraft crashed and 116 pilots lost their lives. The purpose of this research project was to find out why these aircraft crashed and whether the Starfighters crashed for reasons different from those for other military aircraft in Germany. Seventy-one German F-104 accidents between 1978 and 1986 were analyzed by reviewing the original accident files. A Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS) Level-1 analysis was used as methodology. It was found that more than 50% of the reviewed German F-104 accidents occurred due to technology and/or physical environment. More than half of the sample’s accidents were engine related. It was concluded that the F-104 was indeed more accident-prone than other co-era types. Moreover, the J-79 engine was found to be a weak link in the F-104’s safety record, and the Starfighter’s unforgiving handling characteristics induced an elevated level of skill-based errors.
      PubDate: Wed, 06 Jan 2021 06:17:17 PST
       
  • Tooling Design Modeling for Composite Fuselage of Beechcraft King Air 250
           using CATIA

    • Authors: Miazor Fidelis Ekom
      Abstract: Aircraft’s constant operation in tough conditions necessitates the need for structural components of high strength yet low weight. Composite materials are being used as an alternative to conventional aluminum alloys because of their competitive strength-to-weight and stiffness-to-weight ratios. In this paper, the detailed design procedure of a light-aircraft composite material fuselage tooling in three dimensions is shown. In its operation, the layup tools provide a surface for the composite part which is the correct shape of the part and is stable through the cure cycle, and also providing a means of indexing the part for the next manufacturing operation. This aims to achieve the desired position accuracy and improve the efficiency of assembly procedures. All the parts are designed and measured using CATIA Version 5 software. The fuselage modeled here is a section of Beechcraft King Air 250. At the time of writing, the manufacturing process for the fabrication of this fuselage is entirely different. This design should be viewed as an alternative process as it would cut down weight and costs while improving safety.
      PubDate: Wed, 06 Jan 2021 06:17:06 PST
       
  • Modeling Land and Hold Short Operations: Balancing Safety and Arrival Rate

    • Authors: Kenneth A. Ward et al.
      Abstract: Many airports conduct simultaneous operations on intersecting runways to increase the rate of takeoffs and landings. This requires landing aircraft to hold short of the intersecting runway, which incurs a safety risk of runway incursions in the process. A Monte Carlo simulation was conducted to analyze the traffic load at maximum operational capacity at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport in order to analyze the fleet types and the rate of those landing aircraft unable to stop short of the intersecting runway. The researchers used the actual and four alternative compositions of the subject airline’s aircraft arrivals, interspersed among other airport traffic, to assess how such changes affect the rate of runway incursions, the rate of operations at the airport, and the mean number of passengers the subject airline can land per hour. The simulation revealed that runway length up to the hold short point was the biggest determinant of aircraft being unable to hold short. The total airport rate of operations decreased when heavy wake turbulence category aircraft were introduced. Despite heavy wake turbulence category aircraft carrying more passengers individually, the decreased operations rate also led to fewer passengers per hour that the subject airline could carry.
      PubDate: Fri, 09 Oct 2020 12:08:30 PDT
       
  • Editorial

    • Authors: Mary E. Johnson et al.
      PubDate: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 11:52:10 PDT
       
  • Factorial Validity of the Flight Risk Assessment Tool in General Aviation
           Operations

    • Authors: Chenyu Huang et al.
      Abstract: The Flight Risk Assessment Tool (FRAT) was developed and is recommended by the Federal Aviation Administration to provide a solution of proactively identifying and mitigating risk before each flight. General aviation (GA) operators are encouraged to adapt the FRAT based upon specific operational characteristics. Currently, most safety management systems-compliant GA operators have implemented various versions of FRATs with different operational purposes. However, the FRAT could be inappropriately implemented because of the dynamic operational features of GA operations. The purpose of this study is to explore insights into potential approaches to validate the FRAT that is used for flight risk assessment in routine GA operations. A FRAT from a flight school regulated under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 141 was used as a study case. In total, 1,832 sets of FRAT data were collected from flight operations between November 2016 and February 2017. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was adopted in this research. The CFA results indicated that the studied FRAT model did not provide good fit with the root mean square error of approximation (RMSEA) = 0.13, standardized root mean square residual (SRMR) = 0.08, comparative fit index (CFI) = 0.98, and Tucker–Lewis index (TLI) = 0.98. Based on the modification indices, the studied FRAT model was restructured by removing 11 risk items from the original 33 risk items. The new model fitted the data acceptably (RMSEA = 0.07, SRMR = 0.05, TLI = 0.76, CFI = 0.69). In addition, implications and directions for further study are discussed.
      PubDate: Wed, 24 Jun 2020 06:36:55 PDT
       
  • Does the Use of Simulation Significantly Impact Students’ Perceptions of
           Their Air Traffic Control Knowledge and Skill'

    • Authors: Meron Lindenfeld et al.
      Abstract: Simulation has served as an instructional supplement in education and training within various fields such as nursing, business, and flight training. Prior research studies have documented its usefulness. Simulation-based lessons have also been used for air traffic control (ATC) training, but little research has been conducted on the usefulness of simulation in this application. This study measured the level of influence that ATC simulation had on students’ perception of their ATC knowledge and skill level and their commitment to a career in ATC.Data were collected by surveying students at four institutions of higher education after they completed ATC courses that utilized simulation exercises. The survey measured the students’ perceptions of their ATC knowledge and skill level, as well as their commitment to a career in ATC, before and after they took ATC simulation courses. The results indicated that the students were more committed to a career in ATC, and that students’ perceived level of ATC knowledge and skill increased after they took the ATC simulation lab course. The study further revealed that moderate relationships exist between students’ perceived ATC knowledge and skill level, and their commitment to a career in ATC. This study also discussed the importance of students identifying within their college career whether or not they are in the field of study and career path that is right for them, and how simulation may help students identify this early.
      PubDate: Fri, 10 Apr 2020 07:42:05 PDT
       
  • Pilot Source Study 2018: Five Years after the FOQ Rule—New-Hire First
           

    • Authors: Guy M. Smith et al.
      Abstract: After the Pilot Source Study (PSS) 2015 was published, there was concern that the data were collected too soon after the First Officer Qualification Rule compliance date. The Collaborative Research Committee of the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) voted to undertake the PSS 2018 to determine whether the results of the PSS 2015 were still valid. In fall 2018, five research teams collected 9,776 pilot records from five regional airlines and analyzed these data. In the PSS 2018, the criteria for success were:>90% completions and #1 extra training event. In rank order, the following pilots were most successful in regional airline initial training: (1) pilots who had an undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or higher, (2) pilots who graduated from college within 5 years of their hire date, (3) pilots who had either a military R-ATP (750 hours) or an institutional R-ATP (1,000 hours), (4) pilots who graduated from an AABI-accredited flight program, (5) pilots who had 1,500 or fewer total flight hours, (6) pilots who had a bachelor degree. In addition to these variables, multivariate analysis showed that the following variables provide additional prediction and classification for success: age, younger; flight instructor, yes; military pilot, yes; previous FAA failures, fewer. All four PSSs (2010, 2012, 2015, and 2018) have substantiated the 2010 ANPRM statement: ‘‘…experience is not measured in flight time alone’’.
      PubDate: Tue, 07 Apr 2020 08:07:11 PDT
       
  • Empirical Analysis of Trends in Runway Incursions in the United States
           from 2001 to 2017

    • Authors: David C. Ison
      Abstract: Runway incursions, events in which an aircraft, vehicle, or person is located on a runway surface without authorization, continue to be a constant threat to aviation safety. Previously identified on the ‘‘Most Wanted’’ list of aviation safety issues by the National Transportation Safety Board, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has spent significant amounts of money and effort to address runway incursions. Little empirical evidence has been collected on the effectiveness of such efforts. Moreover, the data that are available provide a confusing landscape of contradicting findings. Some FAA publications claim that runway incursions are decreasing while the evidence provided in such documents support the contrary. News headlines tout decreases in runway incursions while briefly stating that they are increasing in recent years. The purpose of this quantitative causal-comparative and correlational study was to provide an improved understanding of trends in runway incursions based on statistical analysis rather than on generalizations. The findings of this study indicated that from 2001 to 2017 runway incursions appear to have a strong, positive correlation with ascending years, i.e., are increasing over time (p = 0.995, p < 0.001). Each type of incursion severity category (A, B, C, and D) is further analyzed. Also, analysis for the last five and ten years was conducted to focus on more recent trends. Suggestions for future research are also provided.
      PubDate: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:12:50 PST
       
  • Pilot Study: Measuring Attitudes Toward Ramp Resource Management—The
           Influence of National Culture

    • Authors: Nadine G. Muecklich et al.
      Abstract: Ramp resource management (RRM) is a highly flight-safety-relevant, but to date widely overlooked, part of the air transportation system. Organizational, national, professional, and safety cultures play an important role in setting up resource management and training. This pilot study evaluates the influence of national culture on attitudes toward RRM, based on Geert Hofstede’s Values Survey Module. A slightly adapted version of this survey module was distributed to ramp personnel in Germany and national cultural indices were generated. A one-way analysis of variance revealed that, while some influence of national culture in RRM could be concluded, the majority of the results were not statistically significant (critical p-value < 0.05). In spite of the broad acceptance of the influence of national culture on crew resource management, the results could indicate weaknesses in current cultural values survey tools. Clearly, this pilot study indicates that further research in the field of RRM and culture is needed for a reliable evaluation of current RRM and training methods.
      PubDate: Mon, 29 Jul 2019 05:29:05 PDT
       
  • Editorial

    • Authors: Mary E. Johnson et al.
      PubDate: Tue, 28 May 2019 05:08:48 PDT
       
  • Editorial

    • Authors: John H. Mott et al.
      PubDate: Thu, 23 May 2019 10:39:41 PDT
       
 
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