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Airport Traffic Control Room Furniture
Apart from the design of airport desks and other check-in desk furniture, you also need to find
the best air traffic control room furniture designs. Air traffic control (ATC) and security
constitutes the two most critical operations at any airport. The critical nature of the air traffic
control room demands installation of well-designed and equipped consoles.
Basics of ATC Furniture Design
All consoles and furniture in a ATC control room are designed to provide the best in comfort
and support to air traffic controllers. Ergonomicsisat the center of ATC control room furniture
as the controllers often work long hours and under very stressful conditions. Consoles should
be configured such that all the equipment is within reach and users get optimal sight lines and
viewing angles with respect to visual aids and coworkers. The furniture conforms to the ‘human
norm’ approach to design and also takes into consideration ADA requirements and the need for
Other important considerations that come into play when designing or choosing airport air
traffic control room furniture include:
The desired or existing work and walkway spaces
Staff and equipment space requirements
Equipment and lighting placement
The size and shape of the airport control room
The design of the furniture should not impede workflow or affect the health of air traffic
controllers. This can be achieved through ergonomic design elements such as sit-stand
solutions and other approaches borne out of research on the impact of furniture design on
productivity and employee health.
Always Trust Reputable Manufacturers
Although there are many payers in the market that claim to have experience designing consoles
and furniture for airport needs, only a few make the cut. Find a company that has extensive
experience providing airport solutions from check in desk furniture to airport signs. Check out
some of the solutions they have provided to top airports before finalizing on the best.
Remember to sacrifice quality for aesthetics or monetary savings as the ATC control room pays
a vital role in the operations of every airport. Seek premium designs of airport desks and other