Recent aviation accidents have raised significant questions concerning a lack of mutual understanding between pilots and controllers regarding basic air traffic control (ATC) responsibilities for safe instrument flight. This study reviews these responsibilities and the methods by which they are: (1) established by operations and procedures (pilot/controller authority and the use of radar monitoring services); (2) reinforced through documentation and training; and (3) updated and improved by ATC system user communications. Specific recommendations are given that highlight key needs for FAA improvement.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mitre Corporation

    1820 Dolley Madison Boulevard
    McLean, VA  United States  22102

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems Engineering Management, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Authors:
    • Harris, R M
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 89 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167076
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MTR-6954
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA70WA-2448
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1978 12:00AM