1988-10-01

Air Traffic Controller Awareness and Resource Training 881518

Air traffic control operational errors (less than established separation maintained) have been determined to be caused by human error in over ninety percent of reported incidents. This is reflected in numerous operational error analyses conducted quarterly by the FAA. “Cockpit Resource Management,” “Crew Coordination,” and “Professional Competence,” are all names of training being given to aircrews to heighten clear communications, group problem solving, the sharing of overlapping responsibility, and the initiative to maintain one another's situational awareness. The above named training programs all look into the role of human behavioral factors and crew coordination in flight deck operations. The Air Traffic Control System parallels these team dynamics and by emphasizing all aspects of human behavioral factors in ATC training, safety and efficiency of the air traffic system can be enhanced. Air Traffic Controller Awareness and Resource Training is intended to assist in that endeavor.

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