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An Airline Pilot Attitude Evaluation: Transportation Security Administration's Federal Flight Deck Officer Program

Abstract The Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) program was mandated legislatively, as part of the Homeland Security Act of 2002. This study replicated earlier research that investigated pilots’ opinions of the current state of the FFDO program based on interviews. A Likert survey was created to allow simpler quantitative collection and analysis of opinions from large groups of pilots. A total of 43 airline pilots participated in this study. Responses to the Likert questions were compared with demographics, searching for significance through a Pearson chi-square test and frequencies were compared to earlier research findings. Significant chi-square results showed that those familiar with the program were more likely to agree the program should conti... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Ferrara, Marc A. (Author) / Niemczyk, Mary (Advisor) / Nullmeyer, Robert (Committee member) / Branaghan, Russell (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Transportation / Public policy / Law enforcement / Airline / Aviation / FAMS / FFDO / Firearm / Pilot
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 78 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Masters Thesis Aerospace Engineering 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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