The U.S. air traffic control (ATC) system is comprised of four fundamental types of operational facilities: (1) Airport Traffic Control Towers, (2) Terminal Radar Approach Controls, (3) Air Route Traffic Control Centers, and (4) the ATC System Command Center. This third in a series webinar focuses on the Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) which is responsible for providing ATC services to all aircraft operating under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) in airspace not controlled by a Terminal Radar Approach Control or an Airport Traffic Control Tower. In essence, the ARTCC ensures that all IFR aircraft are separated from terrain and other IFR aircraft during the enroute phase of flight and at all altitudes between the departure facility and the destination facility. The ARTCC is the “Mother Ship” of the operational ATC system.
The challenge facing developers of any new technological capability is to fully understand the "real world" human environment within which those new technologies function. The same principle applies to the development of new air traffic control capabilities since air traffic controllers are expected to incorporate direct interactions with new automation systems and/or sensors. All these add stress to their already busy and stressful role of ensuring that aircraft are safely separated from other aircraft and terrain.
Incorporating new technological features and capabilities should begin with operationally knowledgeable technologists at the earliest possible point in the design and development process. This helps to remove or re-design adverse design features with the least programmatic impact.
This webinar by expert speaker, Stephen M. Alvania, an FAA ATC veteran, would help you to training and develop operationally knowledgeable technologists who can help in incorporating new air traffic control capabilities and technologies. One key objective of this session is to give technologists an initial and innate sense of what it "feels like" to be an air traffic controller so that that new empathy can be incorporated into the human factor design of the operational applications of new technologies.
You will get to know about scenarios of non-radar and radar enroute ATC techniques and procedures. The speaker will also discuss the ARTCC traffic flow management functions and the operational positions that are associated with an ARTCC control sector.
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Stephen M. Alvania
Mr. Alvania retired from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) after more than 30 years of government service supporting the U.S. Air Traffic Control (ATC) system. He started his career as a fully qualified air traffic controller at a major Airport Traffic Control Tower (ATCT), a Terminal Radar Approach Contro... More info