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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||navaid : aml.vortac|
|Altitude||msl single value : 17000|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : radar|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Experience||controller radar : 12|
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Problem Areas||Airspace Structure|
ATC Human Performance
|Air Traffic Incident||Intra Facility Coordination Failure|
Inter Facility Coordination Failure
|ATC Facility||procedure or policy : ztl.artcc|
After the events of sept 11, an airspace change occurred in which iad approach gave the altitude of 17000 ft over their airspace to the ZDC sector ldn. The ZDC sectors that abut this airspace (bdr and hgr sectors) have never been briefed or notified of this airspace change. It is crucial in air traffic control to know who owns the airspace that is adjacent to your sector. I believe the cause of the problem is people not doing their job. The solution is to brief all controllers of an adjacent airspace change before the airspace actually changes.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ZTL CTLR CONCERNED WHEN AIRSPACE CHANGES WITH IAD APCH HAVE NOT BEEN COMPLETELY BRIEFED WITH ALL PERSONNEL.
Narrative: AFTER THE EVENTS OF SEPT 11, AN AIRSPACE CHANGE OCCURRED IN WHICH IAD APCH GAVE THE ALT OF 17000 FT OVER THEIR AIRSPACE TO THE ZDC SECTOR LDN. THE ZDC SECTORS THAT ABUT THIS AIRSPACE (BDR AND HGR SECTORS) HAVE NEVER BEEN BRIEFED OR NOTIFIED OF THIS AIRSPACE CHANGE. IT IS CRUCIAL IN AIR TFC CTL TO KNOW WHO OWNS THE AIRSPACE THAT IS ADJACENT TO YOUR SECTOR. I BELIEVE THE CAUSE OF THE PROB IS PEOPLE NOT DOING THEIR JOB. THE SOLUTION IS TO BRIEF ALL CTLRS OF AN ADJACENT AIRSPACE CHANGE BEFORE THE AIRSPACE ACTUALLY CHANGES.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.