Unruly passenger incidents on board commercial aircraft have become a significant issue in the aviation industry and caused tremendous expenses for air operators. The number of incidents of unruly behavior by airline passengers rose sharply in 2015. Even though some air law and legal instrument governing unruly passenger events have been established since 1963. Why is the number of unruly passenger occurrence still raising, despite the existing legal framework and regulations by ICAO and IATA? This book put the focus on three main topics. First, the existing legal framework applicable to the unruly passenger cases. Secondly, It mentions about the recent practical experiences regarding unruly passengers, including the statistics, type of unruly behavior and case study. Thirdly, the incongruity between the legal framework and the practical experiences is reflected. Lastly, this book is aimed to raise the awareness of the issue and to look for the answers, "Why the number of global unruly passenger incidents has been increasing constantly although the legal framework has become even more strict?" and " What could we do to prevent the unruly passenger incidents?"
A glass cockpit is an aircraft cockpit that features electronic instrument displays. Where a traditional cockpit relies on numerous mechanical gauges to display information, a glass cockpit uses several displays driven by flight management systems, that can be adjusted to display flight information as needed. This simplifies aircraft operation and navigation and allows pilots to focus only on the most pertinent information. They are also popular with airline companies as they usually eliminate the need for a flight engineer. In recent years the technology has become widely available in small aircraft. Early glass cockpits, found in the McDonnell Douglas MD-80/90, Boeing Boeing 737 Classic, 757 and 767-200/-300, and in the Airbus A300-600 and A310, used Electronic Flight Instrument Systems (EFIS) to display attitude and navigational information only, with traditional mechanical gauges retained for airspeed, altitude and vertical speed. Later glass cockpits, found in the Boeing 737NG, 747-400, 767-400, 777, A320, and later Airbuses, have completely replaced the mechanical gauges and warning lights in previous generations of aircraft.