Flight to the Future: Human Factors in air Traffic Control

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This volume provides a baseline of knowledge about the capabilities and limitations of humans relative to the functions performed in air traffic control. It focuses on balancing safety with the expeditious flow of air traffic, identifying lessons from past air accidents. The book discusses the function of the national airspace system; procedures for hiring, training, and evaluating controllers; factors in controllers' performance; and more.
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This volume provides a baseline of knowledge about the capabilities and limitations of humans relative to the functions performed in air traffic control. It focuses on balancing safety with the expeditious flow of air traffic, identifying lessons from past air accidents. The book discusses the function of the national airspace system; procedures for hiring, training, and evaluating controllers; factors in controllers' performance; and more.
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A panel report commissioned by the Federal Aviation Administration providing recommendations and analyses of the human factors characteristic of the current air traffic control system. The volume represents the first phase of the project concentrating on the current system and its development, describing baseline operations, tasks in air traffic control, assessment and training, airway facilities, and automation issues related to cognitive tasks, workload, communications, systems management, research strategies, and system development. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780309056373
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1997
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.27 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 1.18 (d)

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