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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : zau.artcc|
|Altitude||msl single value : 33000|
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zau.artcc|
tower : las.tower
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Commercial Fixed Wing|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Navigation In Use||other vortac|
|Flight Phase||cruise : level|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : radar|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Experience||controller radar : 20|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Problem Areas||Chart Or Publication|
|ATC Facility||procedure or policy : zau.artcc|
This morning ZAU instituted extensive airspace and procedure changes; including opening new sectors. Problem observed: harly sector no data on sector numbers on new sectors opened adjacent to harly; namely 'sweet' sector. Supervisor directed my manual controller to amend route of air carrier X destined dtw. The route air carrier X was flying; bae polar 2; wasn't passing to ZOB due to automation problem associated with new sectors. My d-side was directed to alter flight plan to a route the aircraft wasn't flying to pass flight plan; and I was told that this violation of the ATP was ok today. Very significant day today in my ATC carrier; being directed to perform unsafe flight plan change by a supervisor.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ZAU CTLR EXPRESSED CONCERN REGARDING NEW SECTORIZATION IMPLEMENTATION AND LACK OF TRAINING AND INFO ON THE SUBJECT CHANGE.
Narrative: THIS MORNING ZAU INSTITUTED EXTENSIVE AIRSPACE AND PROC CHANGES; INCLUDING OPENING NEW SECTORS. PROB OBSERVED: HARLY SECTOR NO DATA ON SECTOR NUMBERS ON NEW SECTORS OPENED ADJACENT TO HARLY; NAMELY 'SWEET' SECTOR. SUPVR DIRECTED MY MANUAL CTLR TO AMEND RTE OF ACR X DESTINED DTW. THE RTE ACR X WAS FLYING; BAE POLAR 2; WASN'T PASSING TO ZOB DUE TO AUTOMATION PROB ASSOCIATED WITH NEW SECTORS. MY D-SIDE WAS DIRECTED TO ALTER FLT PLAN TO A RTE THE ACFT WASN'T FLYING TO PASS FLT PLAN; AND I WAS TOLD THAT THIS VIOLATION OF THE ATP WAS OK TODAY. VERY SIGNIFICANT DAY TODAY IN MY ATC CARRIER; BEING DIRECTED TO PERFORM UNSAFE FLT PLAN CHANGE BY A SUPVR.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of January 2009 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.