Many countries regulate work hours to ensure that controllers are able to remain focused and effective. Research has shown that when controllers remain “on position” for more than two hours without a break, performance can deteriorate rapidly, even at low traffic levels. Many national regulations therefore require breaks at least every two hours. Sylvia Noble Tesh documented the stresses and challenges faced by air traffic controller’s in her 1984 study “The politics of stress: the case of air traffic control.” published in the International journal of health services.
Computerization and the future
See also: Next Generation Air Transportation System
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