The air traffic control tower (ATCT) environment requires coordination between various controller positions for safe and efficient operations. With the development of new collaborative decision support tools in the tower (e.g. SMS, NASA 2004), efficient human interface design will require the consideration of the coordination routines that controller use. Whereas inter-position coordination is generally prescribed by the FAA (FAAO 7110.65) as well as by specific ATCT standard operating procedures, little is known about face-to-face coordination that is not captured by other recording media such as flight strip marking or radio communication.
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