This report results from a request from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) to undertake a briefing study reviewing the reporting culture of pilots.
The intention was to:
1. Provide value in terms of (a) generating rich qualitative data across a sample of pilots, (b) recruiting interest of pilots and airlines in safety culture and reporting, and (c) helping BALPA and CAA to develop stakeholder involvement;
2. Scope questions and issues potentially to be followed up in a larger survey;
3. Investigate variation between groups to inform decisions on sample sizes and sub groups for larger survey (e.g. do important variables differ by airline, stage of career).