Stress and Workload Management in Air Traffic Control

  • Andrew J. Tattersall
  • Eric W. Farmer
  • Andrew J. Belyavin
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 73)


There has been much interest in recent years in the subject of workload and stress among air traffic controllers. Although some of the problems are fairly long-standing, many are becoming increasingly significant because of increasing traffic loads, the changing nature of this traffic, and technological advances in equipment. It is therefore becoming extremely important to understand the nature of the complex demands of this work and the management of those demands by controllers. Also, and perhaps most important in this type of work, we must determine whether and how the quality of system performance is affected.


Task Demand Occupational Stress Work Demand Mental Workload Task Load Index 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew J. Tattersall
    • 1
  • Eric W. Farmer
    • 2
  • Andrew J. Belyavin
    • 2
  1. 1.School of PsychologyUniversity of Wales, College of CardiffCardiffUK
  2. 2.RAF Institute of Aviation MedicineFarnborough, HantsUK

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