|Title||Complexity Science in Air Traffic Management|
|Editors||Cook, A.J. and Rivas, D|
Air traffic management (ATM) comprises a highly complex socio-technical system that keeps air traffic flowing safely and efficiently, worldwide, every minute of the year. Over the last few decades, several ambitious ATM performance improvement programmes have been undertaken. Such programmes have mostly delivered local technological solutions, whilst corresponding ATM performance improvements have fallen short of stakeholder expectations. In hindsight, this can be substantially explained from a complexity science perspective: ATM is simply too complex to address through classical approaches such as system engineering and human factors. In order to change this, complexity science has to be embraced as ATM's 'best friend'. The applicability of complexity science paradigms to the analysis and modelling of future operations is driven by the need to accommodate long-term air traffic growth within an already-saturated ATM infrastructure.
|Published||27 Jun 2016|
|Place of publication||Abingdon and New York|
|Web address (URL)||https://www.routledge.com/Complexity-Science-in-Air-Traffic-Management/Cook-Rivas/p/book/9781472460370|