A Human Factors Assessment of Mixed-mode Air Traffic Arrival and Approach Procedures
Paper in proceedings, 2011

This study compares different air traffic arrival and approach procedures, based on different levels of flight deck automation, from a human factors per-spective. Real arrival routes and procedures at Gothenburg Landvetter Airport in Sweden have been used as case studies. The study is partly based on input from both pilots and air traffic controllers who regularly use the procedures. In addition, spe-cific aviation industry operational experience has been used. A number of human factors related top-ics have been identified, including changes to flight crew and air traffic controller roles and responsibili-ties, communication, workload, procedure predicta-bility and situational awareness. Recommendations for the inclusion of additional descent speed infor-mation in the ICAO flight plan and ground support tools for air traffic controllers are presented.

air traffic



Human factors



Deborah Louise Rushton

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Fluid Dynamics

Rikard Eklund

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Design and Human Factors

Henrik Ekstrand

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Fluid Dynamics

Proceedings of the Swedish Human Factors Network (HFN) Conference, Linköping, Sweden, November 24-25, 2011.

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology



Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Subject Categories

Human Computer Interaction

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