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Workload Perception of Air Traffic Control Officers and Pilots During Continuous Descent Operations Approach Procedures

Workload Perception of Air Traffic Control Officers and Pilots During Continuous Descent... The paper examines the workload perceived by air trafficcontrol officers (ATCOs) and pilots during continuous descent operations (CDOs),applying closed- and open-path procedures. CDOs reduce fuel consumption andnoise emissions. Therefore, they are supported by airports as well as airlines.However, their use often depends on pilots asking for CDOs and controllersgiving approval and directions. An adapted NASA Total Load Index (TLX) was usedto measure the workload perception of ATCOs and pilots when applying CDOs atselected European airports. The main finding is that ATCOs’ workloadincreased when giving both closed- and open-path CDOs, which may have a negativeimpact on their willingness to apply CDOs. The main problem reported by pilotswas insufficient distance-to-go information provided by ATCOs. The workloadchange is important when considering the use of CDOs. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors American Psychological Association

Workload Perception of Air Traffic Control Officers and Pilots During Continuous Descent Operations Approach Procedures

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Publisher
American Psychological Association
Copyright
Copyright © 2019 Hogrefe Publishing
ISSN
2192-0923
eISSN
2192-0931
DOI
10.1027/2192-0923/a000154
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Abstract

The paper examines the workload perceived by air trafficcontrol officers (ATCOs) and pilots during continuous descent operations (CDOs),applying closed- and open-path procedures. CDOs reduce fuel consumption andnoise emissions. Therefore, they are supported by airports as well as airlines.However, their use often depends on pilots asking for CDOs and controllersgiving approval and directions. An adapted NASA Total Load Index (TLX) was usedto measure the workload perception of ATCOs and pilots when applying CDOs atselected European airports. The main finding is that ATCOs’ workloadincreased when giving both closed- and open-path CDOs, which may have a negativeimpact on their willingness to apply CDOs. The main problem reported by pilotswas insufficient distance-to-go information provided by ATCOs. The workloadchange is important when considering the use of CDOs.

Journal

Aviation Psychology and Applied Human FactorsAmerican Psychological Association

Published: Jan 1, 2019

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