All articles by Molly Lempriere

Molly Lempriere

Ghost in the machine: can technology rescue overworked air traffic controllers?

A recent near-miss at London Stansted Airport due to an error by an air traffic controller with a “high workload” has highlighted the intense pressure of working life in air traffic management. Is the ATC workload becoming unsustainable for some staff, and what can be done to relieve the pressure? Patrick Kingsland explores the options.