Working Papers 2014 Conference Sticky


Our office in Montreal has been hard at work over the past weeks to collate all the working papers for our Annual Conference. Member Associations can download them after logging in and clicking on the Conferences tab. Also avialable there are the proxy form for those MAs that cannot attend and want to give a proxy to another MA; and the Credentials letter, which MAs need to use to announce which individuals will be representing their association at Conference.

The provisional agenda for the Conference can be downloaded here.


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Have you registered for conference?


Dear members, 

make sure you are registered for our upcoming annual IFATCA conference! If you have questions, please contact the organizing committee or our office in Montreal. We need you at conference!


Your involvement is key to our success!


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Communicating for Safety


This week, our Member Association from the USA, NATCA, held its yearly Communincating for Safety event in Las Vegas. The conference focusses on safety, technology and building Relationships with other aviation professionals. One of the keynote speakers at the event was Patrik Peters, the IFATCA Deputy President. He spoke on the on the similarities between NEXTGEN and SESAR, and they can learn from and assist each other as these new technologies are implemented. He also discussed the importance of a global voice for air traffic controllers, and expressed his hope to enhance the collaboration between NATCA and IFATCA in the coming years.

The video of the speech can be watched under:

More information on the CFS event can be found on the website:

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Congratulations to our former EVP Technical Mr Andrew Beadle


Our friend Andrew Beadle was honoured on Australia Day with the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for his contribution to civil aviation. 

Quoting the OAM announcement:

Mr Andrew Garth BEADLE
For service to the civil aviation industry, particularly air traffic management.

Inaugural International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers Associations (IFATCA)
Representative, International Civil Aviation Organisation, 2008-2011; also served as Member,
Air Traffic Management Requirements and Performance Panel.
Executive Vice-President Technical, IFATCA, 1999-2002 and 2009-2011; also served as Secretary, IFATCA Annual Conference, 2011.
Author, IFATCA Statement on Future Air Traffic Management.


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Happy New Year!


To all our members and friends!

Happy New Year! Support and assist us as you did in 2013 - we are all working for the same goals!

Your DP

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Season's Greetings


Dear members and associates, 

the Executive Board of IFATCA and the office manager wish you and your families a happy holiday season and a Merry Christmas (to those who celebrate)!

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IFATCA's 2014 Annual Conference


The preparations for the 2014 Annual Conference of IFATCA are in full swing. A few days ago, the Organising Committee opened the online registrations - check their website and click on 'regsitrations' in the top menu.

The deadline for submitting working papers to Conference has been set to March 5th 2014, in accordance with the IFATCA Administrative Manual (i.e. 60 days before the start of the conference).

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The Controller - now on Android


For those on tablets/smartphones using the Android operating system, we're exciting to announce the availability of The Controller app for Android. Last month, we introduced the same for iPad/iPhones. Both apps offer the same possibility: you get one issue for $0.99 or you can subscribe and access the whole archive during one year for $9.99. We're adding older issues of The Controller as we find them and hope we'll eventually have the full collection available. If you have old issues (pre 2005) and want to help out (by either scanning them or lending them for scanning), please contact the editor[at]the-controller[dot]net

The Android app can be found the Google Play store (search for 'IFATCA') or via this link.

The iOS version can be found in the iTunes App store (also search for 'IFATCA') or via this link.

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IFATCA on the Move!


Dear members,

our IFATCA office is moving! As from December 1st, we are to be found in a different building/office. After 16 years in the same place on University street in Montreal it was time to move. Financial as well as logistical reasons led to the Executives Boards decision to relocate our office. The move will effectively happen end of this week. We plan to resume normal operations after the weekend, some delay though might occur and we ask you to bear with us.

The new address is:

International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers' Association, IFATCA

360 St Jacques
Suite 2002
Quebec H2Y 1P5

Phone: +514 866-7040
Fax: +514 866-7612

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New! Corporate Members Coordinator


Thomas Fraenzl, Business Development Manager at FREQUENTIS AG in Vienna/Austria, has been appointed as the IFATCA Corporate Members Coordinator.

Corporate Members support the aims of the Federation by complying with the Code of Practice for Corporate Members as defined in the Administrative Manual and by supplying the Federation with technical and other information and advice. To improve the communication between the Executive Board and its Corporate Members, the position of corporate members coordinator had been created. Thomas will be responsible for and facilitating the matters of our corporate members and coordinate them to his best knowledge with the IFATCA Executive Board in order to support the aims and objectives of IFATCA. 

The IFATCA Executive Board welcomes Thomas Fraenzl and is looking forward to a good and fruitful coorporation.

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