publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Safety Climate of Ab-Initio Flying Training Organizations: The Case of an Australian Tertiary (Collegiate) Aviation Program

Yi Gao; Natalia Rajendran;
Open Access
  • Published: 23 Oct 2017 Journal: Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering, volume 7 (eissn: 2159-6670, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Purdue University (bepress)
  • Country: United States
Abstract
A healthy safety culture is essential to the safe operation of any aviation organization, including flight schools. This study aimed to assess the safety climate of an Australian tertiary (collegiate) aviation program using a self-constructed instrument. Factor analysis of the instrument identified four safety themes, which are Safety Reporting Culture, Safety Reporting Procedure, Organizational Culture and Practice, and General Safety Knowledge. The responses of student pilots suggested that the overall safety climate of the subject flight training academy was healthy at the time of the survey. Further analyses found that perceptions of students of different ye...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: education
free text keywords: factor analysis, tertiary aviation, collegiate aviation, Aviation Safety and Security, Ab initio, Civil engineering, Civil aviation, Safety culture, Aeronautics, Engineering, business.industry, business, Safety climate, Aviation
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