Accession Number : ADA328993

Title :   Review of Air Traffic Controller Selection: An International Perspective.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION OKLAHOMA CITY OK CIVIL AEROMEDICAL INST

Personal Author(s) : Broach, Dana ; Manning, Carol A.

PDF Url : ADA328993

Report Date : JUL 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : This report provides a review of research on air traffic controller selection in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Sweden. The development and validation of the multiple hurdle selection system used by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) from 1976 through 1992 is described first. The computer-administered test battery that supplanted the second-stage screening conducted at the FAA Academy is discussed next. Work by Eissfeldt for the German Air Navigation Services at the Aerospace Research Establishment (DLR) in Hamburg is reviewed. Job analysis, test battery development, and validation research for the controller occupation in the United Kingdom is presented next, followed by a description of the Swedish "MRU Project" on controller selection. The report closes with a discussion of issues surrounding controller job performance measurement. The advantages and disadvantages of historical criteria, such as training records, are reviewed. Alternative approaches to job performance measurement, such as simulations and operational data replay and analysis, are then described. The report closes with suggestions for future directions in controller selection research.

Descriptors :   *PERSONNEL SELECTION, *AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS, UNITED STATES, VALIDATION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), INTERNATIONAL, JOB ANALYSIS, SWEDEN, GERMANY(EAST AND WEST), TEST CONSTRUCTION(PSYCHOLOGY), UNITED KINGDOM.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE