An Assessment of Predominant Causal Factors of Pilot Deviations that Contribute to Runway Incursions

dc.contributor.advisor Beckman, Wendy en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Craig, Paul en_US Campbell, Denado en_US
dc.contributor.department Aerospace en_US 2015-08-25T14:18:58Z 2015-08-25T14:18:58Z 2015-04-30 en_US
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to identify predominant causal factors of pilot deviations in runway incursions over a two-year period. Runway incursion reports were obtained from NASA’s Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS), and a qualitative method was used by classifying and coding each report to a specific causal factor(s). The causal factors that were used were substantiated by research from the Aircraft Owner’s and Pilot’s Association that found that these causal factors were the most common in runway incursion incidents and accidents. An additional causal factor was also utilized to determine the significance of pilot training in relation to runway incursions. From the reports examined, it was found that miscommunication and situational awareness have the greatest impact on pilots and are most often the major causes of runway incursions. This data can be used to assist airports, airlines, and the FAA to understand trends in pilot deviations, and to find solutions for specific problem areas in runway incursion incidents. en_US M.S. en_US
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject Causal Factors en_US
dc.subject Pilot Deviations en_US
dc.subject Runway en_US
dc.subject Runway Incursions en_US
dc.subject Runway Safety en_US
dc.subject.umi Aerospace engineering en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters en_US
dc.title An Assessment of Predominant Causal Factors of Pilot Deviations that Contribute to Runway Incursions en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
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