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|Locale Reference||atc facility : zau.artcc|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : radar|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Experience||controller radar : 18|
|Independent Detector||atc equipment other atc equipment : uret|
|Problem Areas||ATC Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||ATC Human Performance|
This report deals with the implementation of uret at ZAU. Uret has replaced 'strips' for flight plan information. The 7110.65 requires controllers to evaluate 'alerts.' due to the way the airspace is configured, the alerts and flight plan information do not show up at the correct display. The controller is working with little or no information. For example, the controller working eastbound departures from ord and mdw does not get the information, the controller who works the airspace east of him does. The FAA has installed a piece of equipment that does not work and it is impossible for the controller to fulfill his or her obligations according to 7110.65.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ZAU RADAR CTLR FEELS NEWLY INSTALLED EQUIP CALLED URET (USER REQUESTED EVALUATION TOOL) DOES NOT DISPLAY INFO WHERE IT IS NEEDED.
Narrative: THIS RPT DEALS WITH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF URET AT ZAU. URET HAS REPLACED 'STRIPS' FOR FLT PLAN INFO. THE 7110.65 REQUIRES CTLRS TO EVALUATE 'ALERTS.' DUE TO THE WAY THE AIRSPACE IS CONFIGURED, THE ALERTS AND FLT PLAN INFO DO NOT SHOW UP AT THE CORRECT DISPLAY. THE CTLR IS WORKING WITH LITTLE OR NO INFO. FOR EXAMPLE, THE CTLR WORKING EBOUND DEPS FROM ORD AND MDW DOES NOT GET THE INFO, THE CTLR WHO WORKS THE AIRSPACE E OF HIM DOES. THE FAA HAS INSTALLED A PIECE OF EQUIP THAT DOES NOT WORK AND IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE CTLR TO FULFILL HIS OR HER OBLIGATIONS ACCORDING TO 7110.65.
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.