Principles, Practice and Research
"European Air Traffic Management: Principles, Practice and Research" is a single source of reference on the key subject areas of air traffic management in Europe. It brings together material that was previously unobtainable, hidden within technical documents or dispersed across disparate sources. With a broad cross-section of contributors from across the industry and academia, the book offers an effective treatment of the key issues in current, and developing, European ATM. It explains the principles of air traffic management and its practical workings, bridging the academic and operational worlds to give an insight into this evolving field, with a number of fresh perspectives brought to the text. On-going research and developments are closely integrated into the themes, demonstrating the likely directions of future ATM in Europe and the challenges it will face.
It is anticipated that many readers will already have expertise in one or more of the chapters' subject matter, but wish to develop a further understanding of the areas covered in others, taking advantage of the many thematic and operational links which have been illustrated.
The book will appeal to both aviation academics and practitioners, equally for those whose area of expertise is outside ATM but want a clearly elucidated source of reference, as to those wishing to broaden existing knowledge.
Andrew Cook is a Senior Research Fellow at the Transport Studies Group, University of Westminster, London, UK. He has coordinated ATC performance measurement and benchmarking studies for European service providers, and has managed a number of technical and social studies for Eurocontrol, which have involved working closely with a range of operational and planning staff within airlines, airport authorities, and ATC service providers. He presents the Group's research regularly at international conferences.