Reducing runway incursions remains one of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) high priority issues. Over the years, considerable effort has been spent on addressing runway incursions attributable to controller and pilot errors. However, relatively little attention has been given towards identifying the underlying human factors related to vehicle operator deviations (VODs). Vehicle operator deviations associated with unauthorized access onto the airport movement area can pose an additional threat not only to aviation safety, but also to aviation security. Unauthorized access means that the vehicle operator entered the movement area without prior coordination with air traffic control (ATC). We analyzed an archival VOD dataset to identify predictors of VODs that were the result of unauthorized access on the movement area.
& Bailey, L.
(2007). Vehicle Operator Deviations: Predicting Authorized Versus Unauthorized Access on Airport Movement Area. 2007 International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 624-624.