This study examines the impact and relationship between demographic factors and risk perceptions toward Small AircraftTransportation Systems (SATS). The study included 178 participants who responded to an electronic survey administered to PurdueUniversity faculty members and to selected leaders within the Purdue Intercollegiate Athletics department. Participants were surveyed asto their demographic identities including gender, age, academic position, and aviation familiarity, as well as their perceptions of physical,financial, and status risk from a SATS program. Results of this study showed that certain demographic factors are significant predictors ofcertain SATS travel risk perceptions. Participants’ intentions to travel via SATS also are identified to be a function of their demographicidentity. Future research topics are discussed to further validate the results of this study.
Ferrel, David S.; Carney, Thomas; and Winter, Scott R.
"Risk Perception Analysis of a Small Aircraft Transportation System,"
Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering:
1, Article 7.