Air Traffic Control (ATC) communications between air traffic controllers and pilots are the most essential task in ATC operations. This paper describes results from an analysis of ATC communications in real-time (human- in-the-loop) simulation experiments. We analyzed communication data for arrival traffic of a radar control position in a Japanese terminal airspace. We assumed that particularly in a radar position, traffic volume directly influences ATC communication volume. In order to verify this assumption, we study on correlation between traffic volume and the amount of communication events issued by controllers. In addition, we examined ATC clearance phraseology and evaluated as a potential indicator of controller workload level.
& Aoyama, H.
(2005). An Analysis of Communications for Arrival in Real-Time Air Traffic Control Simulation. 2005 International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 362-367.