Designed with the active participation of the air traffic controllers, the CANAC 2 centre is the fruit of advanced ergonomics studies that gave rise to the four flower petals' formation comprising the controllers' work positions in the operations room, as well as to the consoles in triptych.
Communication and access to air traffic control tools
The configuration of the work positions in the form of flower petals facilitates verbal and non verbal communication between air traffic controllers. This communication is a key component of the air traffic controller's job. The operations room is designed in the shape of four petals: ACC West, ACC East, Approach and Training. The consoles, which feature screens in triptych, comprise all air traffic control tools. Whether a radar controller or a planner, he/she can configure his/her work position as appropriate and display and freely move applications across the three screens as they please.
Air traffic controllers have adjustable consoles for maximum work comfort and an integrated voice communications system comprised of two touch screens, providing fast, easy access to radio frequencies and the telephone. The CANAC 2 concept was designed by and for its users, both in terms of the human-machine interface of air traffic control applications and the work environment.
Work positions are no longer linked to a particular sector of the airspace. Any airspace sector can be displayed on any work position. This complete flexibility makes it possible to adapt the operations room configuration to different air traffic control situations in real time.
In CANAC 2, ergonomics is at the service of air traffic safety and efficiency.