The Effects of Scheduling Model on Fatigue Levels for Air Traffic Controllers – Case Study of Aerodrome Control Tower

  • 許 婉柔

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

Abstract

Fatigue is one of the important issues since it is considered to be a potential risk factor for human error Despite this fatigue is often ignored because it is defined as a mental or physical state that is difficult to measure The ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) announced the concept of FRMS (Fatigue Risk Management System) in Annex 6 in 2011 which provided suggestions to reduce aircrew fatigue In 2016 CANSO (Civil Air Navigation Services Organization) ICAO and IFATCA (International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers’ Associations) published the Fatigue Management Guide for Air Traffic Service Providers and for the first time proposed recommendations for air traffic controllers to address this issue Based on the above management guide this research used the Samn-Perelli fatigue scale to measure air traffic controllers’ fatigue levels in an international aerodrome control tower The results indicated that there are significant differences between day and night shifts time periods and various work shifts It should be noted that the possible impacts of successive work days and aircraft movements on fatigue were also examined in this research but they had no significant effect to ATC’s fatigue This research wishes to shed some new light on aviation safety by investigating air traffic controllers’ fatigue levels with current scheduling models thus helping governmental departments concerning this subject improve and adjust the current scheduling models to further reduce the risks relating to fatigue
Date of Award2018 Jan 23
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorYu-Hern Chang (Supervisor)

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The Effects of Scheduling Model on Fatigue Levels for Air Traffic Controllers – Case Study of Aerodrome Control Tower
婉柔, 許. (Author). 2018 Jan 23

Student thesis: Master's Thesis