Development of Performance Standards (FAA)

AIR is conducting research for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to develop performance standards for use by training instructors to evaluate the performance of air traffic control trainees during on-the-job training (OJT). The standards are designed to capture the knowledge and skills that trainees should have acquired at various stages during OJT.

Providing air traffic control facilities with a standardized and level-appropriate way to evaluate performance during training will improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the training process by defining clearly for both instructors and trainees what is expected at each level prior to OJT; alerting instructors, the training team, and trainees to performance challenges that need additional instruction; and providing the FAA with a way to make informed decisions about trainees earlier in the training process than is typical today.