Accession Number : ADA116394

Title :   Human Factors in Air Traffic Control

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s) : Hopkin, V. David

PDF Url : ADA116394

Report Date : APR 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 190

Abstract : The author first considers air traffic control systems and human factors in relation to them; man as a system component and the relevance of various human attributes are then discussed. Man's functions in air traffic control are described, together with desirable characteristics of his physical working environment. Having considered what controllers do, their facilities and their working environment it is possible to suggest how they should be selected and trained, what might be desirable attributes in controllers and what they need to know. The relevance of various aspects of their conditions of employment is examined, together with characteristics of the controller as an individual. Questions of measuring controllers and of conducting human factors research on air traffic control problems are then discussed. The human factors aspect of other functions within air traffic control systems are briefly examined and the text concludes with suggestions for progress in applying human factors to air traffic control.

Descriptors :   *AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, *MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, NATO, JOBS, SKILLS, TRAINING, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), WORKPLACE LAYOUT, PERSONNEL SELECTION, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS, PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Air Navigation and Guidance
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE