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An investigation of passenger exit selection decisions in aircraft evacuation situations

An investigation of passenger exit selection decisions in aircraft evacuation situations

Galea, Edwin R. and Lawrence, Peter (2009) An investigation of passenger exit selection decisions in aircraft evacuation situations. Human Behaviour in Fire 2009 - Conference Proceedings. Interscience Communications Ltd., Greenwich, London, UK, pp. 421-432. ISBN 978-0-9556548-3-1

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Abstract

This paper presents results from a questionnaire study of participant exit awareness and suggested exit selection in the event of emergency evacuations involving narrow body aircraft. The study involved 459 participants with varying flight experience. The results of this study supports the hypothesis that poor understanding by passengers of aircraft exit location and configuration may be a contributory factor in the resulting poor exit selection decisions made by passengers in emergency situations. These results have important safety implications for airlines and also provide important insight to evacuation model developers regarding the decision making process in agent exit selection.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: This paper forms part of the Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Human Behaviour in Fire, held 13-15 July 2009, at Robinson College, Cambridge, UK.
Uncontrolled Keywords: passenger exit selection, decision making, aircraft emergency evacuation, exit awareness
Subjects: T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis > Fire Safety Engineering Group
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Mathematical Sciences
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/1296

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