Introduction

Thank you for your participation in this questionnaire. My name is Iason Rigas and I am currently studying for a Master's in Air Transport Management at Cranfield University. I am conducting research into the current NOTAM system. More specifically, the research focuses on the criticality of NOTAMs as it is understood by different types of operational users. This questionnaire consists of 13 questions, and it will take you approximately 10 minutes to complete. All responses will be kept anonymous and nobody will be identified in this research. Data from this questionnaire will be used for academic purposes only.

Please answer the following questions, keeping in mind your operational role and your need for essential information as a NOTAM user.

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* 1. Please select the title best describing your current operational role:

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* 2. Please select your operational area:

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* 3. If you are a pilot, under which set of flight rules do you normally operate in your previously described role? 

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* 4. When I request a NOTAM briefing (or i do a self-briefing on NOTAMs), the number of NOTAMs I receive is usually:

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* 5. I am satisfied with the current NOTAMs system

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* 6. With a focus on your present operational role and your needs as a NOTAM user, please rate the following NOTAMs for their criticality. To assist you in answering the question, a very critical NOTAM would have a strong operational impact to your flight whereas a NOTAM which is not critical at all would not have any impact and you wouldn't want to see it as part of your briefing. In other words, this question is about how important would the following types of NOTAMs be for your flight. Please ignore any location specific information and assume that these NOTAMs concern your area of operations.

How much do you agree that the following NOTAMs are critical to your flight operation? (if you are not a pilot or dispatcher, how important do you think these NOTAMs are for operational personnel?)


  Strongly Disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly Agree
ATS ROUTE CLSD A122 OLAPU-BAGIR
VHF FREQ 119.300MHZ OUT OF SERVICE
LARGE FLOCK OF LAPWINGS AND STARLINGS ON AND AROUND THE AERODROME
ILS RWY 21L OUT OF SERVICE.
TAXIWAY FOXTROT CENTRELINE LIGHTS U/S
MOV AREA(RWY 06/24,ALL TWY AND ALL APN)-CLSD DUE TO SN REMOVAL
DECLARED DISTANCES CHANGED RWY06 INT D 2010M (TORA) 2070M (TODA) 2010M (ASDA)
PARKING AREA A3 CLOSED
RWY 06/24 CLOSED TO TRAFFIC
ON STRIPS THR RWY 16/34 WIP
TWY C1, D4, D5 CLSD.
SALZBURG VOR SBG FREQ 113.8 MHZ OUT OF SERVICE.
CAUTION ADVISED, FATO IS DISPLACED, POSITIONED 40M TO THE EAST.
OBST ERECTED PSN 595054N0173818E HGT 127FT AGL ELEV 160FT AMSL.
WONDELGEM 510540N0034138E OBST LIGHTS ON WINDTURBINE U/S
AFIS NOT AVBL
AIRSPACE RESERVATION WILL TAKE PLACE AREA 1
BOUNDED BY:
355800N 0072300W - 355900N 0100000W - 380500N 0100000W -380500N 0085300W
ILS OR LOC RWY 9, AMDT 10A...
ILS RWY 9 (SA CAT I AND II), AMDT 10A...
MISSED APPROACH: CLIMB TO 580 THEN CLIMBING RIGHT TURN TO 3000 ON MHF VOR/DME R-296 TO JEBOX/MHF 21.66 DME AND HOLD (DME REQUIRED) , IAH VORTAC U/S
NAVIGATION WARNING. MIL FLT WILL TAKE PLACE INTO AN AREA BOUNDED BY 5NM EITHER SIDE
OF A STRAIGHT LINE CONNECTING THE FLW POINTS OF COORD:
451300N0265800E-450622N0264931E-451108N0262023E-451300N0265800E
GPS RAIM PREDICTION FOR:
TSO-C129 FAULT DETECTION
NO GPS RAIM OUTAGES
TSO-C146A FAULT DETECTION ONLY
NO GPS RAIM OUTAGES

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* 7. The current NOTAMs system is efficient for disseminating information to those who need it.

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* 8. When I read NOTAMs I find it easy to extract the information I need.

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* 9. The current NOTAM system:

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* 10. If you believe that the NOTAM system should be improved/changed, please describe briefly the main improvements/changes you would like to see.

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* 11. Please select the location of your operational base:

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* 12. Please select your age from the following age groups:

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* 13. How long have you been using the current NOTAM system?

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