Date of Award


Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Aeronautical Science


Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Dr. Charles Richardson

Committee Member

Mr. Donald Hunt

Committee Member

Dr. John Wise


Aircraft passenger safety briefing cards are an important part of passenger safety education aboard commercial aircraft. The cards must be understood by all readers, regardless of age, gender, or culture. Related research indicates that passengers from different cultures might misunderstand the highly specialized instructions on safety cards.

A self-developed test was administered to 172 students from four cultures (British, French, German, U.S.) at seven universities in five countries. Significant differences (p