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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : hgr|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 24000|
msl bound upper : 24000
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zdc|
artcc : zny
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turbojet Eng|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Route In Use||enroute : direct|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : radar|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Experience||controller radar : 20|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : flight data|
|Qualification||controller : developmental|
|Experience||controller non radar : 1|
|Anomaly||non adherence : published procedure|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Primary Problem||ATC Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Operational Deviation|
|ATC Facility||procedure or policy : unspecified|
Small transport at FL240 lrp cbe. There was traffic climbing northbound on J220 and traffic climbing to jeres intersection for J211. Small transport was at an altitude too high for landing cbe and also on a bad route. Should have been routed via ths cbe. I did not realize or know the route of small transport because I did not have a flight progress strip on aircraft due to the fact that our area of specialization has a shortage of assistant controllers. Management never planned to fill the slots as they were vacated. Normally during busy periods we have 2 assistants getting strips to the sectors. Nevertheless, I had to descend small transport due to traffic and also get him lower for his arrival to cbe. The aircraft was descended prematurely and was still approximately 3 mi in the ZNY airspace. The sector I was working has a multitude of shelf lines on the radar, and I thought I had crossed the one where I owned the altitude traffic at the time was very complex and moderate. The 'B' area of ZDC is short of personnel, both controllers and assistants. B area management has no concept of controllers health and welfare needs. Management will not listen to or implement hardly any controller inputs re: traffic flow, etc. Management does not solicit or have any program for controller input prior to implementing changes. Our local fab group usually gets an LOA or other material after it has an effective date on it and is then asked what they think about it.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ARTCC RADAR CTLR DESCENDED AN SMT IN ADJACENT ARTCC AIRSPACE WITHOUT COORD.
Narrative: SMT AT FL240 LRP CBE. THERE WAS TFC CLBING NBOUND ON J220 AND TFC CLBING TO JERES INTXN FOR J211. SMT WAS AT AN ALT TOO HIGH FOR LNDG CBE AND ALSO ON A BAD ROUTE. SHOULD HAVE BEEN ROUTED VIA THS CBE. I DID NOT REALIZE OR KNOW THE ROUTE OF SMT BECAUSE I DID NOT HAVE A FLT PROGRESS STRIP ON ACFT DUE TO THE FACT THAT OUR AREA OF SPECIALIZATION HAS A SHORTAGE OF ASSISTANT CTLRS. MGMNT NEVER PLANNED TO FILL THE SLOTS AS THEY WERE VACATED. NORMALLY DURING BUSY PERIODS WE HAVE 2 ASSISTANTS GETTING STRIPS TO THE SECTORS. NEVERTHELESS, I HAD TO DSND SMT DUE TO TFC AND ALSO GET HIM LOWER FOR HIS ARR TO CBE. THE ACFT WAS DSNDED PREMATURELY AND WAS STILL APPROX 3 MI IN THE ZNY AIRSPACE. THE SECTOR I WAS WORKING HAS A MULTITUDE OF SHELF LINES ON THE RADAR, AND I THOUGHT I HAD CROSSED THE ONE WHERE I OWNED THE ALT TFC AT THE TIME WAS VERY COMPLEX AND MODERATE. THE 'B' AREA OF ZDC IS SHORT OF PERSONNEL, BOTH CTLRS AND ASSISTANTS. B AREA MGMNT HAS NO CONCEPT OF CTLRS HEALTH AND WELFARE NEEDS. MGMNT WILL NOT LISTEN TO OR IMPLEMENT HARDLY ANY CTLR INPUTS RE: TFC FLOW, ETC. MGMNT DOES NOT SOLICIT OR HAVE ANY PROGRAM FOR CTLR INPUT PRIOR TO IMPLEMENTING CHANGES. OUR LCL FAB GROUP USUALLY GETS AN LOA OR OTHER MATERIAL AFTER IT HAS AN EFFECTIVE DATE ON IT AND IS THEN ASKED WHAT THEY THINK ABOUT IT.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 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.