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The Social Acceptance of the Passivation of Misused Aircraft

Paz Goncalves Martins, Ana (2014) The Social Acceptance of the Passivation of Misused Aircraft. ARES 2014 / ATM Security Workshop, 8-12. September, Fribourg, Schweiz.

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Abstract

One procedure under consideration to handle the threat posed by misused aircraft is passivation. In a passivated aircraft no more inputs from the cockpit are accepted and the aircraft safely lands in the nearest suitable airport without intervention from the pilots. Aircraft passivation is a procedure to be used in an emergency situation and would be handled as such by all stakeholders (airlines, ATC, airports, etc.). This paper attempts to address for the first time the social acceptability issues facing passivation. It is assumed that the introduction of such a system in aircrafts will be a contentious issue expected to be met with strong resistance by pilots and the public in general. In this paper some of the technology under consideration is presented. This is followed by a discussion of the acceptance of similar technologies (UAV, driverless cars) before the social acceptance of passivation is discussed in more detail. Among the recommendations is the need to raise public awareness and familiarity with the technology. Pilots’ acceptance is also seen as essential. Once society trusts the technology behind the system and the risks are deemed small enough, acceptance of passivation under some specific conditions should be possible.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/89252/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:The Social Acceptance of the Passivation of Misused Aircraft
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Paz Goncalves Martins, Anaana.martins (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:2014
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Passivation, misused aircraft, social acceptance
Event Title:ARES 2014 / ATM Security Workshop
Event Location:Fribourg, Schweiz
Event Type:Workshop
Event Dates:8-12. September
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:ATM and Operation (old)
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Human Factors and Safety in Aeronautics (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Control
Institute of Flight Control > Pilot Assistance
Deposited By: Paz Goncalves Martins, Ana
Deposited On:27 May 2014 16:41
Last Modified:17 Jun 2015 12:48

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