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13 March 2018
Three ways EUROCONTROL helps ATCOs manage stress and fatigue
To ensure that the air traffic control (ATC) system functions efficiently and safely, Air Traffic Controllers (ATCOs) need to perform optimally. This...
Re-focusing and re-energising runway incursion prevention: Launch of the European Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Incursions Version 3.0 (EAPPRI v3.0)
20 November 2017
The number of runway incursions affecting European and global airports remains a significant safety concern. To address this, EUROCONTROL's Network...
10 November 2017
Network Manager Operational Safety Study on traffic collision avoidance
EUROCONTROL’s ultimate goal is to keep Europe’s ATM Network safe while increasing capacity and efficiency. The Network Manager identifies Network...
15 August 2017
ATCO blind spots – a matter of perception
A dangerous phenomenon observed in air traffic control operations is called controller blind spots. During busy periods with long hours spent in...
11 August 2017
Don’t fall for sensory illusions
Certain weather conditions or a lack of visibility may play a bad joke on pilots’ perception of factors such as elevation, position and thrust...
9 August 2017
Routine maintenance and routine operations: it takes two to tango
Regular maintenance is needed to ensure availability of technical services - and usually things do go well. But systems are increasingly complex and...
27 July 2017
The “put-yourself-in-other’s-shoes” concept for safety culture
Managers and operators follow their own safety path. Each one tends to implement safety, but the two do not always practise the same kind of safety...
25 July 2017
The dichotomy of work-as-imagined and work-as-done in air traffic control
Two terms that frequently crop up in contemporary approaches to safety and to work management in general in air traffic control are Work-as-Imagined...
20 June 2017
The Safety Forum: an event from the industry for the industry
The 5 th edition of the Safety Forum was themed: ‘Preventing Runway Collision’. It targeted operational and safety professionals with the objective...
14 June 2017
Monitoring fatigue and stress while performing ATCO tasks
EUROCONTROL brings its extensive experience in applying Human Performance analysis, and assessing stress and fatigue management, to Horizon 2020’s...