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Tower HMI / Interface air traffic control

Tower HMI
Tower HMI

Discipline: Communication

Discipline: Communication

The unique digital human machine interface (HMI) supports the local-controller in the aerodrome tower of a busy hub airport in communicating safely and efficiently with the pilots of the arriving and departing aircrafts. This is achieved by a proper design according to the information needs and an innovative integration of the flight plan and sequencing information which is concisely presented on a 21 “WACOM pen controlled touch screen” in a multimodal way. This HMI, jointly developed by DFS and “delair ATS”, was partly funded by the BMWi and will be introduced at the ATC towers in Frankfurt, Munich and Berlin.

Client / Manufacturer

Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS)

Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS)
Langen, Germany


Institut für Arbeitswissenschaft

Institut für Arbeitswissenschaft
TU Darmstadt
Darmstadt, Germany

Thomas Hofmann, Christina König, Dr.-Ing. Jörg Bergner, Hendrik Ebert