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Project Title: FAA Air Traffic Controller Staffing

PIN: TRB-SASP-12-07         

Major Unit:
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Transportation Research Board

Sub Unit:
Studies and Special Programs Division
Board on Human-System Integration

Godwin, Stephen

Subject/Focus Area:
Transportation and Infrastructure

FAA Air Traffic Controller Staffing
March 19, 2013 - March 20, 2013
National Academy of Sciences Building
2100 C St. NW
Washington D.C.

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Amelia Mathis
Phone: 202-334-3255
Fax: 202-334-3510


March 19, 2013, Room NAS-125

11:30 am to 4:30 pm OPEN SESSION

11:30 am ATC Staffing
Broader context of FAA budgeting/ Congressional direction, Mike McCormick, FAA (invited)

12 noon Lunch / Informal discussions

1:00 pm Review of MITRE Model
• Air Traffic Organization (ATO) reasons for using MITRE model, Mike McCormick, Heather Biblow, FAA

• MITRE overview presentation on modeling steps, Speaker from MITRE, TBD

• Changes to the MITRE model, planned or in progress, and why, Mike McCormick/ MITRE (TBD)

3:00 pm Break

3:15 pm to 4:30pm Additional Information on Staffing Calculations

3:15 pm New Scheduling Algorithm, Rich McCormick, FAA

4:00 pm Sources/data/processes for establishing the staffing ranges, Rich McCormick, FAA

4:30 pm Adjournment of open session

March 20. 2013, Room NAS-125

8:00 am to 11:00 am OPEN SESSION

8:00 am Working breakfast in meeting room
Preliminary discussions

8:30 am Plans and objectives for the day’s meeting, Amy Pritchett, committee chair

8:35 am to 10:00 am Safety

8:35 am ATC Fatigue Risk Management – Program Overview and Status, FAA speaker, TBD

9:30 am Use of Safety Factors in Staffing, FAA speaker, TBD

10:00 am Break

10:15 am to 11:00 am ATC-related Activities at USDOT’s Office of Inspector General

10:15 am DOT-IG Contract Towers Report, Speaker from DOT-IG, TBD

10:40 am New DOT-IG project on ATC productivity, Speaker from DOT-IG, TBD

11:00am Adjournment of open session

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Amy R. Pritchett (Chair)
Mathias Basner
Lawrence M. Cole
Mary L. Cummings
Francis T. Durso
John J. Fearnsides
Andrew LeBovidge
Norman T. O’Meara
Clinton V. Oster Jr.
Roger Wall

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
During the closed session, the committee discussed subgroup assignments, important tasks related to its charge, a draft report outline, and plans for future meetings.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: March 25, 2013