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International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers' Associations

IFATCA is the recognised international organisation representing air traffic controller associations.The Federation has been representing air traffic controllers for more than 50 years,and has more than 50,000 members in over 130 countries.
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IFATCA European Regional Meeting in Aqaba, Jordan - Day 2

IFATCA European Regional Meeting in Aqaba, Jordan – Day 2

On its second day, the IFATCA European Regional Meeting in Aqaba discussed controller training in Europe. According to ICAO, there ...
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IFATCA joins with global partners to call for new guidance on drone operations

IFATCA joins with global partners to call for new guidance on drone operations

Important issue raised at ICAO’s 40th Triennial Assembly in Montreal Montreal, 10 October 2019 – Airports Council International (ACI) World and ...
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IFATCA European Regional Meeting in Aqaba, Jordan - Day 1

IFATCA European Regional Meeting in Aqaba, Jordan – Day 1

The ERM started in the Jordan town of Aqaba and was opened by the CEO of the Jordan CAA who ...
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New Issue of The Controller

New Issue of The Controller

Thanks to the hard work of our Editor Thom Metzger (USA NATCA) and his editorial team, we're proud to present ...
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IFATCA @ ICAO Assembly #40

IFATCA @ ICAO Assembly #40

The 40th edition of the ICAO Assemb​ly is underway at the organisation's headquarters in Montréal, Canada. The Assembly meets at ...
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European Aviation Artificial Intelligence High-Level Group

European Aviation Artificial Intelligence High-Level Group

The Kickoff meeting of the European Aviation Artificial Intelligence High-Level Group took place at the EUROCONTROL headquarters in Brussels on ...
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Just Culture: Are we sustaining a false belief?

Just Culture: Are we sustaining a false belief?

Prof. Dekker By Sidney W. A. Dekker, currently a professor at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, where he founded the ...
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Safeguarding the Aeronautical Frequency Spectrum

Safeguarding the Aeronautical Frequency Spectrum

Europe is currently studying the possibility of low power audio “Programme Making and Special Events” (PMSE) equipment in the 960 ...
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Just Culture: Learning or Punishing?

Just Culture: Learning or Punishing?

By Job Brüggen, Safety Officer of LVNL (Air Traffic Control The Netherlands). Our feature articles on Just Culture, triggered by ...
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GLOBAL

IFATCA is an international Federation, with Member Associations in more than 130 countries from all corners of the globe.

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PROFESSIONAL

IFATCA unites and defends the professional aspects of the air traffic controller profession.

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NOT FOR PROFIT

IFATCA is a registered not-for-profit organisation in Montréal, Canada.

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NON POLITICAL

IFATCA maintains political independence.

Objectives of the Federation

The objects of the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers' Associations are:

a. To operate as a non-­‐profit and non-­‐political federation of air traffic controllers' associations;

b. To promote safety, efficiency and regularity in International Air Navigation;

c. To assist and advise in the development of safe and orderly systems of Air Traffic Control;

d. To promote and uphold a high standard of knowledge and professional efficiency among Air Traffic Controllers;

e. To protect and safeguard the interests of the Air Traffic Control profession;

f. To make mutual benefit affiliations with other international professional organisations;

g. To strive for a world‐wide Federation of Air Traffic Controllers' Associations.

— Constitution of IFATCA
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Official Seal of The Federation

IFATCA maintains valuable relationships with the ICAO, other aviation industry and professional bodies, and our Corporate Members.