By leveraging existing and new technology, the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is proposed to support significant increases in both capacity and efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS). In the decade that has passed since NextGen was mandated by Congress, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has made great progress in identifying the specific technologies, automation, and procedures (i.e., NextGen Drivers) necessary to support the desired increases. American Institutes for Research (AIR) describes its strategic job analysis, which was designed to identify the NextGen Drivers that are proposed to be implemented by the NextGen Mid-Term (2018), and to evaluate how the job of Air Traffic Control Specialists (ATCSs) would change as a result of their implementation. Implications for human resource systems such as preemployment selection and training are discussed.
Krokos, K. J.,
& Hendrickson, C.
(2013). Identifying the Impact of NextGen on the Job of Air Traffic Control Specialists in the Mid-Term. 17th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 153-158.