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This report is concerned with requirements for a functional organization of control tower operations and tools. The ultimate goal being to increase the overall efficiency of aerodrome operations by a system, accepted by the personnel, which reduced a controller's workload. It includes the results of a study carried out to acquire details of the actual control tower organization and environment. With emphasis on the ergonomic factors this information is used to produce fundamental requirements for improved functional work organization based on implementation of new surveillance devices. The new human machine interface (HMI) has to be considered in the reorganized working procedures.

The study took place in 3 phases:
data were collected on existing working methods, systems, procedures and functional organisation of work at 5 major European airports;
the collected data was analysed;
general recommendations and suggestions were elaborated on the use of new systems in the control tower environment and on a reorganization of the work. The scope of this phase is to outline the influence of the new systems and the conditions to achieve capacity benefits.

According to these 3 phases, the final report consists of 3 main chapters:
analysis of aerodrome control operation;
functional requirements and recommendations;
conditions for capacity benefits. benefits.

Additional information

Authors: CEC, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EN (1996) 226pp., free of charge
Availability: Available from the Transport Programme Office, European Commission, DG VII, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-7421-X
Record Number: 199630099 / Last updated on: 1997-02-03
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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