Factors Affecting the Safety Perception of Commercial Pilot
- Kotchawan Trirattanavanich, Aviation Management, Civil Aviation Training Center as an affiliated institution of Suranaree University of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, Corresponding author, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Thanyarat Khamproh, Aviation Management, Civil Aviation Training Center as an affiliated institution of Suranaree University of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand
- Anantachai Thongchareon, Aviation Management, Civil Aviation Training Center as an affiliated institution of Suranaree University of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand
- Attapol Moungsawad
This research aims to study factors that affect the safety perception of commercial pilots as well as to study the relationship between personal characteristics and level of safety awareness. The samples in this study consisted of 145 commercial pilots. The statistics implemented in the data analysis included frequencies, percentage, means, standard deviation, T-test, One-way ANOVA, and enter multiple regression analysis.
The result of this research indicated that the participants with different personal characteristics such as gender, age, education level, marital status, working position, aircraft fleet, and working experience had no difference in the perception of the safety level. The study also analyzed a multiple regression by using enter method to understand the factors affecting the safety perception of the commercial pilots, including the company’s safety policy and the company’s operational norms. The company’s safety policy provided a positive influence in accordance with the safety perception of the commercial pilots at a significance level of 0.05. Therefore, if the pilots recognize more regarding the company’s safety policy, the safety perception will increase significantly. Similarly, the positive company’s operational norms also strongly influence the safety perception of the commercial pilots at a significance level of 0.05. Thus, if the pilots concern more about the company’s operational norms, the safety perception will increase. For this reason, the airlines should emphasize their safety policy and operational norms to increase the safety perception of the commercial pilots and ensure that their employees, passengers, and all relevant agencies can operate the flight to the highest degree of safety.
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