SPACING INSTRUCTIONS IN APPROACH: A STEPWISE DESIGN

In this paper, the authors propose a method for improving the sequencing of air traffic arrival flows through a new allocation of tasks between controllers and the flight crew. The methodology involves a new set of spacing instructions in which the flight crew is required to maintain a given spacing with respect to a specific aircraft. Experiments were conducted to assess the feasibility, benefits and limitations of the new instructions. A positive impact on controller activity and control effectiveness was seen on upstream sectors, while the downstream sectors application was problematic. This led to a refinement of the organization of roles, working method, and airspace. An analysis of the instructions and eye-fixations indicated a positive impact on controller activity, while analysis of inter-aircraft spacing on final approach showed an increase in regular spacing.

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    Air Traffic Control Association Institute, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • Grimaud, I
    • Hoffman, E
    • Rognin, L
    • Zeghal, K
  • Publication Date: 2005

Language

  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 127-154
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01005329
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 14 2005 8:28AM