Air traffic control process reliability

Air traffic control process reliability
Process map generated by the ProcessHorizon web app. 

Air Traffic Control (ATC) is a critical system that ensures the safe and efficient movement of aircraft within controlled airspace and on the ground at airports. The processes for air traffic control are complex and interrelated. Throughout these processes, ATC controllers use a combination of radar systems, communication equipment, and advanced software to monitor and manage aircraft movements. They provide instructions to pilots to ensure safe separation, manage traffic flow, and handle unforeseen situations such as weather changes or emergencies.

Whether you are a frequent flyer (passenger) like me or a flight simulator pilot, you might find it interesting to get some understanding of the basic air traffic control processes.

It seems that the technical problem with the outage of the NATS air traffic control system was due to a problem to automatically process flight plans, meaning the plans had to be input manually. The resulting outage repercussions show the instant multiplying risks of automation whenever a problem occurs. Total process reliability is thus a must SLA goal.

Nonetheless, there is an opportunity to automate the complex information rich air traffic control processes by AI systems.

But in the era of big data, we need process vision to make it a better world.

> When data literacy is the left shoe then process literacy is the right shoe.

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