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Dissertations - Open Access

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A Behavioral Research Model for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Data Gathering Operations, Paul Leonard Myers III

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An Analysis of Airport Surface Deviations using the Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS), James H. Cistone

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An Archival Analysis of Stall Warning System Effectiveness During Airborne Icing Encounters, John Michael Maris

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An Exploratory Study of General Aviation Visual to Instrument Meteorological Condition Contextual Factors, James Harry Hartman III

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An Investigation of Factors that Influence Passengers’ Intentions to Use Biometric Technologies at Airports, Kabir Olaseni Kasim

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Application of Dupont’s Dirty Dozen Framework to Commercial Aviation Maintenance Incidents, Greg M. Mellema

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Applications of the Technology Acceptance Model to Integration of the Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System in Fighter Aircraft Operations, Casey Richardson

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Assessing If Motivation Impacts General Aviation Pilots’ Persistence in Varying Weather Conditions, Sabrina Woods

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Assessing Impacts of Decentralizing Airpower Command and Control, Allen Goodwin Peck

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Aviation Safety Action Program in the United States Air Force: Mobility Aircrews’ Intentions to Use Safety Reporting, Travis Jared Whittemore

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Behavioral Traps in Flight Crew-Related 14 CFR Part 121 Airline Accidents, Jonathan Velázquez

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Collaborative Audio Transcription and Repair as a Method for Novice Pilots to Learn Approach Briefing Crew Resource Management (CRM) Skills, William A. Tuccio Ph.D.

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Comparative Analysis of Conventional Electronic and OZ Concept Displays for Aircraft Energy Management, Erik Reese Baker

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Cost Optimization Modeling for Airport Capacity Expansion Problems in Metropolitan Areas, Woo-Jin Choi

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Determinants of Aviation Students’ Intentions to Use Virtual Reality for Flight Training, Stephanie Gill Fussell

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Determination of Factors That Influence Passengers’ Airline Selection: A Study of Low Cost Carriers in Thailand, Thapanat Buaphiban

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Development of a Safety Performance Decision-Making Tool for Flight Training Organization, Marisa D. Aguiar

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Economic Interrelationships and Impacts of the Aviation/Aerospace Industry in the State of Florida using Input-Output Analysis, Kelly A. Whealan-George

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Effect of Active Learning on Instrument Rated Pilots’ Knowledge and Self-Efficacy, Robert LeRoy Thomas

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Effect of Air Carrier Restructuring Strategies on Post-bankruptcy Performance, Harold Dale Townsend

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Evaluation of Airline Efficiency and Environmental Impacts Using Data Envelopment Analysis, Arun Paul Saini

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Examining Unstable Approach Predictors Using Flight Data Monitoring Information, David Alan Carroll

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General Aviation Pilot Acceptance and Adoption of Electronic Flight Bag Technology, Troy Ernest Techau

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Identification of Causal Paths and Prediction of Runway Incursion Risk using Bayesian Belief Networks, Benjamin Jeffry Goodheart

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Investigation of Passengers’ Intentions to Use High-Speed Rail and Low-Cost Carriers in China, Jing Yu Pan

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Low-Fare Flights Across the Atlantic: Impact of Low-Cost, Long-Haul, Trans-Atlantic Flights on Passenger Choice of Carrier, Jennifer Nicole Hunt

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Modeling the Use of an Airborne Platform for Cellular Communications Following Disruptions, Stephen John Curran

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National Culture: Understanding the Impact of Cross-culture on Airline Pilots' Safety Performance in the Middle-East and North Africa (MENA) Region, Shareef Abdulla Kaddas Al-Romaithi

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Organizational Design of Secondary Aviation/Aerospace/Engineering Career Education Programs, Susan Kelly Archer

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Pilot Acceptance of Personal, Wearable Fatigue Monitoring Technology: An Application of the Extended Technology Acceptance Model, Rachelle Lynne Strong

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Pilot’s Willingness to Operate in Unmanned Aircraft System Integrated Airspace, Lakshmi Vempati

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Predicting General Aviation Accidents Using Machine Learning Algorithms, Bradley S. Baugh

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Predicting Pilot Misperception of Runway Excursion Risk Through Machine Learning Algorithms of Recorded Flight Data, Edwin Vincent Odisho II

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Predicting the Market Share of a New Airport in Multi-Airport Cities: the Case of Lagos, Samson Oladele Fatokun

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Prediction of Airport Arrival Rates Using Data Mining Methods, Robert William Maxson

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Psychological Health Outcomes Within USAF Remotely Piloted Aircraft Support Career Fields, Kris Anthony Ostrowski

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Safety Culture, Training, Understanding, Aviation Passion: The Impact on Manual Flight and Operational Performance, Karlene Kassner Petitt

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Safety Return on Investment (ROI): The Broader Adoption of Rotorcraft CFIT-Avoidance Technology, Isaac Nderitu Munene

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Safety Systems, Culture, and Passengers’ Willingness to Fly in Autonomous Air Taxis, Kenneth Alexander Ward

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Student Engagement in Aviation Moocs: Identifying Subgroups and Their Differences, Jennifer Maddin Edwards

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The Effect of Generation on Retention of Women Engineers in Aerospace and Industry, Kristine Maria Kiernan

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The Effect of Surface Materials and Morphology on Wingsuit Aerodynamics, Timothy Allen Sestak

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The Effects of Aircraft Certification Rules on General Aviation Accidents, Carolina Lenz Anderson

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The Effects of Ethical Leadership and Organizational Safety Culture on Safety Outcomes, David Ronald Freiwald

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The Effects of IS-BAO Implementation and Leadership Performance on Safety Culture in Business Aviation Flight Operations, Christopher Mark Broyhill

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The Effects of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Command and Control Latency during Within-Visual-Range Air-To-Air Combat, David Thirtyacre

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The Effects of Safety Culture and Ethical Leadership on Safety Performance, Kevin O’Leary

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Validation of New Technology using Legacy Metrics: Examination of Surf-IA Alerting for Runway Incursion Incidents, Robert Edward Joslin

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Visual Detection of Small Unmanned Aircraft: Modeling the Limits of Human Pilots, Gregory Stephen Woo