The assumption was that the use of such technology should support an increase in the capacity of the ATC System.The study concentrated on the behavioural aspects of how controllers might interact with various emerging technologies as they execute their control task. The objective was to explore the operational procedures needed to handle FMS data in real-time and to understand the possible effects on the role of the Controller. It was hoped that this process, which excluded formal capacity, cost-benefit or safety analysis, would allow clear identification of key questions which could be used to contribute to other more formal research programmes.
Integrating FMS data into air traffic control
This note describes a prototyping exercise that investigated the possibilities for integratingFMS generated data into operational ATC using datalink as the communications channel.