An Exploratory Study into Resilience Engineering and the Applicability to the Private Jet Environment

Heather McCann, Anastasios Plioutsias

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Resilience Engineering (often abbreviated to resilience) has gained increasing prominence in the training and operating environment. According to the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), resilience is the ability of a crew member to recognize, absorb and adapt to disruptions (Malinge 2021). Private jet operations range from single pilot light jets owned and operated by one pilot to very sophisticated ultra-long-range jets. This study is focused primarily on the Fractional side of private jets. Fractional is a type of jet ownership that allows a corporation or very high net worth individual to buy a share of an aircraft. For the crews, the operation is high tempo with multiple sectors a day with many changes. Previous studies on resilience have focused on airline pilots and military pilots, in particular, how they handle abnormal situations. To date, there has been no known study on resilience conducted on private jet pilots operating in a high tempo environment. Therefore, this research was based around a mixed method online survey involving pilots who were new to the private jet environment compared to the behaviours of the experienced private jet pilots. Behaviours explored involve how work is done, technology use and the uptake of activity and mindfulness.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics
EditorsDon Harris, When-Chen Li
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783031353925
ISBN (Print)9783031353918
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 9 Jul 2023
Event25th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
- Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 23 Jul 202328 Jul 2023

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume14017 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference25th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Abbreviated titleHCI International 2023
Internet address


  • Human Factors
  • Resilience
  • Resilience Engineering
  • business jet pilots
  • private jet pilots

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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