Part III
Integration

In Parts I and II we have considered various components of air traffic control automated technology and related human factors issues. In this third part, we take a broader perspective regarding how these research approaches and technologies could and should be integrated into the national airspace system.

We addressed several issues in the Phase I report regarding the introduction of new technologies to the workplace and how the FAA structure can facilitate them. Chapter 8 focuses the discussion much more directly on new and emerging automated technology.

Chapter 9 takes a broad look at two alternative views of where the national airspace system is heading: free flight and high level automation. We discuss the relative costs and benefits of both, primarily from the perspective of the air traffic controller.

Chapter 10 contains the panel's full set of conclusions and recommendations.



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The Future of Air Traffic Control: Human Operators and Automation Part III Integration In Parts I and II we have considered various components of air traffic control automated technology and related human factors issues. In this third part, we take a broader perspective regarding how these research approaches and technologies could and should be integrated into the national airspace system. We addressed several issues in the Phase I report regarding the introduction of new technologies to the workplace and how the FAA structure can facilitate them. Chapter 8 focuses the discussion much more directly on new and emerging automated technology. Chapter 9 takes a broad look at two alternative views of where the national airspace system is heading: free flight and high level automation. We discuss the relative costs and benefits of both, primarily from the perspective of the air traffic controller. Chapter 10 contains the panel's full set of conclusions and recommendations.

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