Co-operative Air Traffic Management Human Factor Aspects of Air/Ground Data Link and Multi-Sector Planning
The tremendous growth in air traffic poses serious challenges for future air traffic management. In order to cope with the requirements of safety standards on one hand and the increasing volume of air traffic on the other hand, innovative air traffic management concepts are required. This book outlines the work of the interdisciplinary research group 'Human-machine interaction in co-operative systems of flight guidance and air traffic control- situated at the Berlin University of Technology. In this research group, aeronautical engineers, psychologists and ergonomists are working together in order to develop and evaluate a future air traffic management (ATM) concept that addresses the problem of increasing traffic. This concept involves the introduction of a multi-sector planner as well as the use of a digital data link between air and ground. The ATM concept is evaluated in several empirical studies on the basis of the dependability construct.