The aviation experts at Robson Forensic have the knowledge, skills and ability to opine on any aspect of the air traffic control system. Among our experts is an air traffic control supervisor with over 30 years experience, including many years at a busy and complex tower/radar facility.

Air Traffic Control Expertise

The United States has the busiest, most complex and yet, safest air traffic system in the world. The system normally operates very well. Yet, on occasion, failures occur.

These failures require an in-depth knowledge of regulations/directives, the air traffic controller training program, certification requirements, airport operations and airspace, aviation weather, ATC communication, surveillance radar and much more. To be effective, the air traffic control expert must be wholly familiar with the system and personnel operating within it. A few examples of factors that must be taken into consideration are:

  • Air traffic controller workload and experience
  • Controller technical performance
  • Adherence to controller schedule, rest and on-duty requirements
  • Limitations and capabilities of radar and communications equipment
  • Operational status of ATC equipment and navigational aids
  • Weather data interpretation procedures and standards
  • Distractions within the ATC work environment

Of critical importance is the knowledge and familiarity with regulations governing air traffic control specialists; some of the more important ones are listed below:

  • FAA Order JO 7110.65, Air Traffic Control
  • FAA Order JO 7210.3, Facility Operation and Administration
  • Facility Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
  • FAA Order 3120.4, Air Traffic Technical Training
  • The Agreement between the FAA and the controllers’ union, NATCA

The aviation experts at Robson Forensic have the knowledge, skills and ability to opine on any aspect of the air traffic control system. Among our experts is an air traffic control supervisor with over 30 years experience, including many years at a busy and complex tower/radar facility. Our experts have personally investigated many accidents, incidents, pilot deviations and controller errors.

DISCUSS YOUR CASE WITH AN EXPERT

Call or submit an inquiry to tell us about your case. Once we determine which expert is best qualified to assist, we will put you in direct contact.