Accession Number:

ADA242527

Title:

Analysis of Pilot Response Time to Time-Critical Air Traffic Control Calls

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 1990-Jun 1991

Corporate Author:

JOHN A VOLPE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

One of the most important time-critical air traffic control messages for a pilot is one that required an immediate maneuver for traffic avoidance. This study examines the time required for air traffic controllers to successfully transmit such a message in the en route environment as measured from the beginning of the controllers message to the end of the pilots correct acknowledgement. This total time is broken down into its component parts the duration of the controllers message, the time between the end of the controllers message and the beginning of the pilots response, and the duration of the pilots acknowledgement. For comparison purposes, transmissions relaying clearances for turns for reasons other than traffic and traffic advisories were also examined.

Subject Categories:

  • Commercial and General Aviation
  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE