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Paper 130 -- IMPROVING ATC EFFICIENCY THROUGH AN IMPLEMENTATION OF A MULTI SECTOR PLANNER POSITION

This research investigates the introduction of a Multi Sector Planner (MSP) position relative to its potential to provide improvements in the efficiency of using limited ATC resources. The study uses sector Monitor Alert Parameter (MAP) as a simple approximation of workload and traffic complexity, and parametric analysis to determine the range of efficiency improvements that would become possible through the introduction of an MSP position. The research focused on the centers within the contiguous US (regardless of their altitude coverage); however current center area configurations were only considered for the Atlanta ARTCC. The improvement in efficiency of the ATC resource utilization was determined as the percent difference in ATC resources (controller positions) needed to safely monitor and control traffic in the current ATC and in the MSP scenarios. The findings suggest that in the context of current staffing levels, the introduction of the MSP position demonstrates a significant potential to improve the efficiency of ATC resource utilization. It should be noted that the potential improvement depends on the levels of percent MAP utilized at which D-side or MSP controllers would be introduced to support the R-side controllers.
Theme: Innovative ATM Concepts
Posted by: Almira Williams / Other authors: Mark Rodgers, Stephane Mondoloni, Diana Liang
Note: Unset Received On Jan 26, 2007

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