Psychological Aspects Operating on the Air Traffic Controller in Reintegration into Action After The Accident

Daniela Čekanová, Žaneta Miženková, Ľubomír Fábry, Róbert Rozenberg


The aim of the article is to analyze the psychological aspects of an air traffic controller who controls aircraft, communicates with the crew and encounters the incidents of different nature or even accidents. The work of the air traffic controller requires a high level of responsibility and tension which can often lead to stress and trauma. The first part of this article is highlighting the complexity of the profession and passes to the next section, which explains the context of workload, stress and trauma. Long-term stress and traumatic experience of ATC maybe harmful or contribute to early resignation from work. The selection of suitable candidates and their preparation for the profession of air traffic controller is so demanding that their work and psychological aspects require increased attention from the side of the research.


Air traffic controller; Incident; Accident; Stress; Trauma; Cope with stress; Return to work


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