Accession Number:

ADA275986

Title:

An Examination of the Operational Error Database for Air Route Traffic Control Centers

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF AVIATION MEDICINE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

Monitoring the frequency and determining the causes of operational errors - defined as the loss of prescribed separation between aircraft - is one approach to assessing the operational safety of the air traffic control system. The Federal Aviation Administration FAA refers to the loss of separation standards between aircraft as an operational error OE. The extent to which separation is lost determines the severity of the error. The first study examined the relationships between error occurrence, controller workload number of aircraft and traffic complexity and causal factors involved. The FAAs Final Operational ErrorDeviation Reports for ARTCC facilities during calendar years 1985-88 comprised the data base. A majority of the errors occurred under conditions of below average 25 or average 39 complexity

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems
  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE