The Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) poses changes in roles and responsibilities between pilots and air traffic control (ATC) specialists as the allocation of function increasingly orients automation, technology, and procedures toward airborne separation assurance. The discipline of human factors is in a critical position to mature research concepts and prototypes, and transition those capabilities to the flight deck and in ATC. A research portfolio is required that aligns NextGen objectives with research goals, programs, and projects to resolve human performance issues, ensure human-system integration, and achieve targeted outcomes.
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