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Evans’ “The Human Element in Performance Based Navigation” presented by 2019 AHFE International Conference

Evans Incorporated proudly announces the publication of The Human Element in Performance Based Navigation: Air Traffic Controller Acceptance of Established on Required Navigation Performance  Procedures, authored by Lauren Thomas and Alicia Serrato and presented at the International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics.

This paper provides a summary of results from a research project commissioned by the Federal Aviation Administration NextGen Human Factors Division to explore the factors associated with air traffic controller acceptance of a Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedure, “Established on Required Navigation Performance” (EoR). Interviews were arranged at two terminal air traffic control facilities that were “early adopters” of EoR approaches. A total of 38 interviews were conducted with facility personnel, including 24 Certified Professional Controllers. Questions focused on how air traffic controllers integrated the new procedures into their controlling style and practice, and the organizational and operational factors that either supported or hindered controller utilization of the new procedures. A framework of the results is presented, providing insights into how to support air traffic controllers in moving towards trajectory-based operations. The results could be used to increase the probability that the potential benefits of PBN procedures can be realized.

For more information, contact Lauren Thomas at LThomas@evansincorporated.com.

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