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Ability requirements for Remote Tower Control – First insights

Heintz, Alexander and Eißfeldt, Hinnerk (2022) Ability requirements for Remote Tower Control – First insights. In: 34th Conference of the European Association for Aviation Psychology. European Association for Aviation Psychology. 34th EAAP 2022, 26. - 30. Sep. 2022, Gibraltar. doi: 10.1016/j.trpro.2022.12.016.

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This study examines the impact of providing Air Traffic Control at a smaller aerodrome in a Remote TWR on ATCO’s ability requirement profiles and on their training. 6 Air Traffic Controllers (60% of the licensed controllers) from DFS RTC Centre in Leipzig operating Saarbruecken airport TWR operations remotely since December 2018 were interviewed and took part in an ability requirements analysis based on the Fleishman Job Analysis Survey. The paper includes an outline of DFS’s ATC operations, the results of the interviews and a first comparison of the ability requirements for air traffic controllers in the traditional vs. remote Tower set up. The results suggest that RTC does not, apart from obvious changes in sensory abilities due to the lack of direct view on the manouevring area and airspace, impose significant changes on the mental and social abilities required to successfully provide ATC.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/189324/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Ability requirements for Remote Tower Control – First insights
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Eißfeldt, HinnerkUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5794-4470UNSPECIFIED
Date:28 September 2022
Journal or Publication Title:34th Conference of the European Association for Aviation Psychology
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Publisher:European Association for Aviation Psychology
Keywords:Job Analysis; Air Traffic Controller; Remote Tower; Selection
Event Title:34th EAAP 2022
Event Location:Gibraltar
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:26. - 30. Sep. 2022
Organizer:European Association for Aviation Psychology
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Air Transportation and Impact
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AI - Air Transportation and Impact
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Air Transport Operations and Impact Assessment
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Guidance > Systemergonomy
Deposited By: Eißfeldt, Dr.phil. Hinnerk
Deposited On:25 Nov 2022 10:41
Last Modified:16 Jan 2023 07:28

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