A recent survey of airlines has suggested many believe the way they operate is outdated, and many believe we should not be flying at all.
The survey by UK-based aviation consultancy, AICON, found that 41 per cent of the respondents said that the way we fly is “not very good”.
However, only 2 per cent said it was “good enough”.
The majority of respondents said they would “definitely” not fly if they could do so with more security and privacy.
“It’s a bit of a mixed message,” AICN’s head of aviation research, Peter Ritchie, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.
“We’re certainly not going to change what we do, but we would like to make sure that there is enough security and control over the system, and we’d like to see it work better for everyone.”
He said this would require a change in attitudes from those flying.
“This is really about the way in which the technology is used,” he said.
“Somebody is trying to get people to think that the current system is good enough, that it’s safe enough, but in fact it’s not.”
What is an aircraft?
An aircraft is an unmanned aircraft, designed to fly in one direction, and can be armed with weapons such as lasers and missiles.
There are now more than 60,000 aircraft registered in the UK, and there are over 2,000,000 registered aircraft in the world.
In order to fly, a pilot must sit in an aircraft with a seatbelt, which can also be a safety device.
However, many airlines have introduced some form of air-to-air missile defence, which is designed to protect the pilot and the aircraft.
The Air Traffic Controllers’ Association (ATCA) has estimated that an Air Traffic Controller can save £60,000 a year on the cost of operating a single seat.
However ATCAs are often criticised for the amount of time they spend on board an aircraft.
“Airlines should do more to support the ATCA’s safety record,” ATCCA general secretary Jim Tait said.
However Ritchie said he hoped to see more pilots take to the skies.
“I’m sure that if there’s a real change in mindset and attitude then we’ll see some very positive results,” he added.
‘Very good’ But will it work?
“It depends on how you look at it,” Ritchie explained.
However, Ritchie added that the introduction of more advanced technology would mean we would be able to do this in the future. “
But that’s not really what we need to do, is have two to go back in, and then another one to go around the world.”
However, Ritchie added that the introduction of more advanced technology would mean we would be able to do this in the future.
“With the introduction and proliferation of more and more technology, it would be quite easy for it to be possible,” he explained.
Ritchie’s research is based on data from the AICL survey, which was conducted between May and June.
It found that 61 per cent agreed with the statement that “the way we operate is very good.”
However only 8 per cent also agreed that it was very good.
Only one in five people said they felt they were flying “very safe”.
The survey also found that the majority of the airlines surveyed agreed that the new technology would make flying safer, but only 30 per cent thought it would help the safety of passengers.
The most common reasons people were not flying were: – lack of security: 41 per to 62 per cent agree that there was not enough security in the cabin.
– lack or uncertainty about the airline’s systems: 42 per to 61 per per cent disagree that they were working.
– a fear of being shot at: 50 per to 59 per cent disagreed with this.
– security concerns: 45 per to 63 per cent did not think the system was secure.
However the ATSC also found the majority (59 per cent) of people agreed that “security is important, but I don’t feel the risk of getting shot at is very high.”
“Security is always going to be an issue for any passenger,” Ritter said.
But he said there was a problem with the current aviation system.
“For us it’s very, very easy to just say, ‘I want to fly a few hours’ or ‘I don’t want to be on a plane anymore’,” he said, adding: “And then when you get off the plane you realise, ‘Well, what am I supposed to do about it?'”
The new survey also suggested that “a large majority” of passengers would rather fly at home.
“The reality is that most people don’t fly very often.
And they don’t travel in a very, well-regulated way,” Rinson said.
He added that many people who had not travelled on a flight before “don’t realise the level of safety and security that’s required to