Issues of personnel development in air traffic control (ATC) have become a major topic in aviation recruitment and training. Proper selection and training methods are needed in order to reach a high level of efficiency and reliability in ATC. Pilots were considered the most prominent group in aviation for a long time, but with the development of flight guidance technologies came a second operational occupation in aviation: the air traffic controller (ATCO). This volume provides a state-of-the-art overview of controller selection from an impressive collection of international specialists in research and practice. It will prove a valuable and key insight into the demands of air traffic controller selection through its comprehensive and enlightening examination of the current practice in the USA and Europe for the job-analysis requirements of future air traffic management (ATM) systems.
'…a veritable treasure trove of current thinking and best practices that could provide a significant benefit to an operational environment…covers a very important subject in a splendid manner. Industry professionals involved in this activity may gain a significant benefit through this book.’ M2 Best Books ’…the editors and the authors are to be commended for producing a well thought out book that is a fine example of a cohesive international effort.’ Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine
Contents: Ability Requirements - Current and Future: Air traffic controller ability requirements in the U.S. national airspace system, Dana Broach; Ability requirements for DFS controllers - current and future, Hinnerk EiÃŸfeldt and Alexander Heintz. Selection Methods: Test criteria - principles and standards, Hermann Rathje; Criterion measures of air traffic controller job performance: the current state of affairs, Carol Manning and Mary Ann Hanson; Non-cognitive predictors of air traffic controller performance, Michelle A. Dean, Craig J. Russell and William L. Farmer; Cognitive predictors in ATCO selection: current and future perspectives, Elizabeth Edgar; ATC-specific tests, Hinnerk EiÃŸfeldt; Behavior-orientated assessment of interpersonal skills in ATCO selection, Yvonne Pecena. Selection Systems: FAA air traffic controller selection in the United States, Michael C. Heil and Ned S. Reese; The selection system in use in Germany, Hinnerk EiÃŸfeldt and Inez Deuchert; Estimates of future retirements and hiring for the U.S. controller workforce, Dana Broach; Upgrading flight data specialists, Inez Deuchert. Skill Acquisition: theory and research - training for the future ATM, Marian Schuver-van Blanken; Bibliography; Index.