Although the expected results were achieved by the AcListant® project, i.e. improving AMAN performance, the stakeholders see the main benefits when Assistant Based Speech Recognition (ABSR) is used as an additional input device to replace mouse and keyboard inputs into the Flight Processing Data System (FPDS).
In May 2015, therefore, the follow-up project AcListant-Strips was started. Paper flight strips have been or will be replaced, also in approach control, by most major ANSPs during the next years. This will, however, increase controller workload, if the controllers are forced to maintain the electronic flight strips/radar labels by mouse and keyboard. This will probably also have negative impact on aircraft throughput. AcListant-Strips can be a representation of an electronic flight strip concept even minimizing the input data maintenance actions the controller has to perform.
The AcListant-Strips project quantifies the benefits, if assistant based speech recognition is used as primary input device for label maintenance. Mouse and keyboard inputs are only necessary in the remaining cases, where speech recognition fails.