THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Transportation Research Board
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Board on Human-Systems Integration
Committee for Study of Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Controller Staffing
Federal Aviation Administration’s Approach for Determining Future
Air Traffic Controller Staffing Needs:
Transportation Research Board Special Report 314
Requested by Congress in P.L. 112-95, this new report from the National Academies assesses the standards used by the Federal Aviation Administration to estimate air traffic controller staffing needs and examines the most cost-effective approach to staffing that ensures safe operation of the national airspace system.
These briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on June 13, 2014 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.