Air Traffic Errors Climb – Root Cause?
I found an article discussing the rise in air traffic control system errors, including near misses. See the article here.
A few ideas were discussed, and several lines caught my eye:
A new FAA Air Traffic Controller training company has taken over training duties, with cost overruns and training staff lay-offs. One former trainer says, “When you cut training, your incident rate goes up.”
Another trainer discusses reactive performance measures. This may seem a little sensationalist, but it really hits home: “A lack of body bags does not indicate safety.’’