Chapter 8

Cognitive Strategies in Emergency and Abnormal Situations Training – Implications for Resilience in Air Traffic Control

Stathis Malakis and Tom Kontogiannis

The management of emergencies and abnormal situations in the Air Traffic Control (ATC) system entails substantial challenges for the air traffic controllers. The fundamental assumption behind the refresher training is to provide air traffic controllers with the required skills and knowledge to meet successfully a wide range of challenges imposed by emergencies and abnormal situations. Using Cognitive Systems Engineering principles, a set of cognitive and team strategies was used to explore patterns of resilience in dyadic teams of operational controllers during real and simulated ...

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