IFATCA 2015 Panel

Apr
23

On the 4th day of the Annual IFATCA Conference in Sofia, Bulgaria, the tradional IFATCA Panel Discussion was held. Subject for this edition was Performance Based Navigation (PBN) and how this is (re-)shaping our profession. Five esteemed experts presented their views on the status and challenges of transitioning to PBN:

  • Saulo Da Silva, ICAO Airspace Management & Optimization Technical Officer (presentation)
  • Rip Torn, IFALPA ATS Committee Chairman (presentation)
  • Jeff Woods, NATCA
  • David Bowen, SESAR Acting Chief ATM (presentation)
  • Franca Pavličević, EUROCONTROL Head of Navigation & CNSS Research (presentation)

Their presentations were followed by a lively question and answer session.

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Day three of our Annual Conference

Apr
22

Day three of the Annual IFATCA Conference saw Committee A discussing Member Association problems in closed session. In several presentations, it was clear that around the world, Air Traffic Controllers are burdened by social and industrial issues, which prevent them from delivering an optimal service. In some cases, it is even likely to be even detrimental to safety. The committee also elected a number of board members and representatives who will be forwarded to the final plenary for appointment by the Directors.

Committees B & C met in joined session to discuss issues that transcend the professional and technical domains. Subjects included screen design, technical and legel issues of system wide information management (SWIM) and crisis mangement. In addition, the joined committee heard reports from the various IFATCA representatives to other international organisations and regional/global bodies/teams. The meeting also discussed an IFATCA Statement on the future of Air Traffic Management. This will be released at the end of the conference.

While committees A concluded its business, committees B & C will reconvene in the morning to finish their agenda.

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Annual Conference Underway

Apr
20

On April 20th 2015, nearly 400 delegates attended the first days of the IFATCA 2015 Annual Conference. Hosted by our Bulgarian Member Association, BULATCA, the Conference will discuss a wide range of topic over the next 5 days. The opening plenary meeting was attended by a number of high level dignataries: Mr. Ivaylo Moskovski, Bulgaria's Minister of Transport, Information Technology & Communications; Mr. Georgi Peev, the Director General of BULATSA - the Bulgarian Air Navigation Service provider; Mr. Mintcho Tzvetkov, the Director General of the Civil Aviation Administration.

Following a welcome word from the BULATCA President, Mr. Assen Tabakov and the presenation of the first IFATCA Technology Award to IMTRADEX, IFATCA's President and CEO, Mr. Patrik Peters, formally opened the meeting.

In the afternoon, IFATCA's 3 Committees (Administrative, Technical and Professional/Legal) met for the first time to work their way through the working papers.

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April 2015 issue of The Controller

Apr
05

It is our pleasure to present a new issue of The Controller. IFATCA no longer produces a printed version, but makes an electronic magazine freely available on a variety of platforms:

  • Our tablet apps can be downloaded via http://ios.ifatca.org/ and http://android.ifatca.org/ For a small fee, individual issues can be downloaded and read on-the-go when no internet connection is available. A subscription, which gives access to all available issues for one year, is also available. The contribution helps us to finance the development of the applications.
  • Issues can be read online by pointing your browser to http://the-controller.ifatca.org For the best experience, after selecting an issue, we recommend using the full screen option via the toolbar on top of the pages.
  • A PDF version of the latest issue can be downloaded here. Depending on the browser you use, you might have to right click and use 'save as ...' to download the file to your computer.

Enjoy this latest issue of The Controller. If you do, and you think other might as well, feel free to encourage them to subscribe.

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The IFATCA Conference App

Apr
02
Android app on Google Play IFATCA is proud to present our Conference App. This app allows the attendees of our upcoming annual conference to keep track of the conference program, meeting agenda's, working papers and more. Organised in various tabs and pages, the application offers a convenient way for those attending the conference to stay up to date. As the conference will endeavor to go paperless as much as possible, everyone attending is encouraged to use the application. For the moment, it's available for iOS (Apple) and Android devices - you can install it on both phones and tablets. We're working on a solution for other operating systems, but this will be via the browser rather than through a dedicated app.
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IFATCA Press Release on Germanwings 4U9525

Mar
25

IFATCA and its members are deeply saddened by the tragic accident of Germanwings flight 4U9525 / GWI18G, which occurred yesterday on March 24th in the French Alps.

Please find the Federations' press release here.

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New issue of the IFATCA Circular

Mar
24

For members only (so you need to log in) - the latest edition of the Circular has arrived. You'll find an update on the Executive Board meeting in Las Vegas as well as some information on our upcoming annual conference in Sofia, Bulgaria. The new issue can be found in the internal publication section, which magically appears after you've successfully log in.

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Visit IFATCA at WAC2015 in Madrid

Mar
08

IFATCA and our American Member Association NATCA share a booth at the World ATM Congress 2015 in Madrid, Spain. You can go and visit them in booth 1316 - just turn right at the entrance, or click on the map for a bigger version of the layout plan.

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First IFATCA Technology Award

Mar
08

IFATCA is proud to announce that after selection and review by the Technical / Operational and the Professional / Legal Committees, who met in Vienna (Austria) on 21th January 2015, the First IFATCA Technology AWARD has been awarded to IMTRADEX for its AirTalk 3000 XD Flex Headset.

The company will receive the award during a ceremony to be held during the opening plenary of the 54th IFATCA Annual Conference. The conference will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria from 20 to 24 April 2015.

The preliminary program for the Conference can be found here.

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New Issue of The Controller

Jan
27

It is our pleasure to present a new issue of The Controller. IFATCA no longer produces a printed version, but makes an electronic magazine freely available on a variety of platforms:

  • Our tablet apps can be downloaded via http://ios.ifatca.org/ and http://android.ifatca.org/ For a small fee, individual issues can be downloaded and read on-the-go when no internet connection is available. A subscription, which gives access to all available issues for one year, is also available. The contribution helps us to finance the development of the applications.
  • Issues can be read online by pointing your browser to http://the-controller.ifatca.org For the best experience, after selecting an issue, we recommend using the full screen option via the toolbar on top of the pages.
  • A PDF version of the latest issue can be downloaded here. Depending on the browser you use, you might have to right click and use 'save as ...' to download the file to your computer.

Enjoy this latest issue of The Controller. If you do, and you think other might as well, feel free to encourage them to subscribe.

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