One of the core objectives of the Federation is "To promote and uphold a high standard of knowledge and professional efficiency among Air Traffic Controllers". To achieve this, the Federation conducts several educational initiatives, one of which is the production of guidance material for the distribution to the Member Associations. The Federation also conducts training workshops on several important topics details of which can be found in the Workshops section.
Unstable Approaches Guidance Material
Safety is the number one priority for IFATCA and the entire aviation industry, and we are most effective when we all work together to make it ever safer. With this goal in mind, the Unstable Approaches: Risk Mitigation Policies, Procedures and Best Practices, second edition, has been collaboratively written by IATA, CANSO, IFATCA and IFALPA, to address the problems surrounding unstable approaches, a major contributor to accidents and is available for download free of charge for all our Member Associations.
Checklist European Regulation 2017/373
We've compiled a checklist for Member Associations to verify their ANSP/Country's compliance with European Regulation 2017/373 on stress, fatigue and psychoactive substances. While obviously most relevant to European associations, it may be of use to others to crosscheck how they are doing in respect to this regulation.
Fatigue Management Guidance for ATS Providers
Fatigue is an inevitable hazard in the around-the-clock aviation environment. Fatigue management provides structured methods to address the safety implications of fatigue. ICAO, IFATCA and CANSO have produced a guidance manual that describes science-based and operationally-oriented fatigue management processes.
ICAO SID STAR Phraseology
The 16th Edition of PANS-ATM contains revised phraseology and procedures for aircraft cleared on SID and STAR procedures.
Drone Sighting Briefing Leaflet
Joint IFALPA-IFATCA leaflet for pilots and air traffic controllers to improve the information flow between the two groups and to coordinate the response when a drone is reported.
Embracing a Just culture is essential to a healthy reporting culture.
TCAS RA Procedures
The correct reaction to a TCAS RA by both controllers and aircrew is essential to the effectiveness of this safety net.
The key to successful progress on issues is effective planning and negotation tactics.