Air Traffic Controllers and Incidents: An Explorative Interview Study

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Abstract

An explorative interview study was performed with 21 air traffic controllers having experienced air traffic control incidents (loss of separation between aircraft). The results of the interview study identified the following main factors contributing to the occurrence of incidents: 1) memory malfunctions; 2) concentration problems; 3) distractions; 4) inadequate expectations; 5) deficient phraseology. The results agree with the results from an analysis of incident investigation reports.

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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Psychology
  • Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Keywords

  • incident, air traffic control, contributing factors, safety
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMiedzynarodowa konferencja bezpieczenstwa i niezawodnosci : KONBiN 2001 (Safety and Reliability International Conference)
PublisherInstytut Techniczny Wojsk Lotniczych
Pages139-142
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventKONBiN 2001, Safety and Reliability International Conference - Szczyrk, Poland
Duration: 2001 May 222001 May 25

Conference

ConferenceKONBiN 2001, Safety and Reliability International Conference
CountryPoland
CitySzczyrk
Period2001/05/222001/05/25