The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Air Traffic Control (ATC) / Technical Operations (TO) Human Factors Team completed development and publication of a ten-year strategic research plan. This effort was endorsed by the FAA Research Engineering and Development Advisory Committee (REDAC) and sponsored by the FAA Human Factors Division. The intent of the strategic plan is to define a clear pathway for the ATC / TO Human Factors Team to improve and integrate human factors research in ATC applications. The strategic plan also serves as a communication tool to engage the community of practice and promote the implementation of products that yield the greatest operational results—which will support the achievement of the Team’s mission as well as the FAA’s transition to a future, automated National Airspace System (NAS).
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(2013). The FAA’s Human Factors Air Traffic Control / Technical Operations Strategic Research Plan. 17th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 50-55.