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JATCA Launches ERM website

Our Jordanian colleagues have launched their website for the European Regional Meeting 2019. This will be held in Aqaba, the only coastal city in Jordan and the largest and most populous city on the Gulf of Aqaba, in southernmost Jordan.Note that the site’s address is now and that registration requires a code. Instructions on […]

Article in The Economist

The latest edition of The Economist (an English-language weekly magazine-format newspaper, published in the UK) had an article (unfortunately behind a paywall) that examined air traffic control and more specifically, the industry’s difficulties and challenged in Europe.While the article paints a mostly accurate picture of the ATC (or Air Traffic Management – ATM) situation around […]

IFATCA 2019 Conference

The 2019 Annual Conference of IFATCA kicked off in Costa Rica this week. Delegates representing IFATCA’s Member Associations will debate administrative and professional issues affecting the Federation and air traffic controllers worldwide. As always, the conference provides formal and informal opportunities to meet colleagues, industry representatives including ICAO officials, and our corporate members.During the opening […]

We are all one in the sky

Fifteen signatories, including IFATCA, support the European regulatory authorities in producing a robust, harmonised, EU-wide regulatory safety framework that enables the safe, secure, efficient and fair integration of drones in the aviation system, and fosters broad public acceptance.In order to facilitate the integration of drones in very low-level airspace (i.e. below 500 ft) and preserve […]

European Excellence Award

During the 2019 World ATM Congress​ in Madrid, the International Federation of Air Traffic Safety Electronics Associations (IFATSEA), the European Cockpit Association (ECA) and the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers’ Associations (IFATCA) have jointly been awarded the Single European Sky Excellence Award.The European Commission attributed the award to the “complete commitment from staff to […]

Press Releases

Working conditions of controllers in Cyprus

ATCEUC and IFATCA criticize the working conditions of the ATCOs in CyprusATCEUC and IFATCA express their support to the Air Traffic Controller, who was injured during the collapse of the ceiling on the 13th of June 2019 in the Area Control Centre of Nicosia. ATCEUC and IFATCA also express their sympathy with the employees of […]


IFATCA & ECA are deeply concerned about the negative impact of judicial decisions on air transport safety in and over SwitzerlandThe International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers’ Associations, IFATCA, and the European Cockpit Association, ECA, are extremely disappointed to learn of the conviction of two Air Traffic Controllers in Switzerland. In April and December 2018, […]

IFATCA Publications

Low Level Drone Guidance

The number of drone sightings by pilots and ATCOs and related airprox reports continues to rise. There have been numerous cases of airspace and aerodrome closures due to drones in the vicinity. Many countries do not yet have standard procedures to deal with drone sightings near aerodromes or violations of controlled airspace. IFATCA has released […]

The Controller magazine – April 2019

It is our pleasure to present the latest electronic issue of The Controller. Our magazine is available on a variety of platforms:The IFATCA website:, where issues can be read from within your browser.Mobile Devices (tablets): We use for the best experience on mobile devices. The app, which allows you to read The Controller […]

Remote Towers: an overview

The concept of remote operations remains the subject of debates, working groups, studies and, above all, professional reality. While issues related to Remote Air Traffic Services are still under discussion, and without specific global guidelines to regulate standards available, the industry is moving forward with testing multiple tower solutions. IFATCA has compiled a quick reference […]

The Controller Magazine

Our magazine, The Controller, is the official journal of IFATCA, the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers’ Associations. It addresses all aspects of air traffic control, with an emphasis on safety, human factors, and new technology. Since July 2014, the magazine is distributed electronically via different platforms: The Controller website, PDF and via – where it is also possible to order printed copies.

Deadline for the next issue is 30 June 2019 – send your contributions to [email protected]

Corporate Member & Industry News

Vibe Solution wins IFATCA 2019 Technical Award

During the opening ceremony of the 2019 Annual Conference, the bi-annual IFATCA Technology Award was awarded to Vibe Solution for their rostering and briefing tool. More information on their product can be found in the current issue of our magazine or on the Vibe Solution website.

IFATCA’s Newest Corporate Member: GCAA, United Arab Emirates

The UAE is home to the newest corporate member of the IFATCA community and the General Civil Aviation Authority is proud to be a member of the community.Joining IFATCA means a lot for the GCAA. It means gaining access to a wealth of information and best practices from around the world, while keeping abreast of […]

june, 2019

04junAll Day052019 Safety Forum: Safety & Procedures

11junAll Day12EUROCAE Aviation Cyber Security Training

11junAll Day13IATA Cabin Operations Safety ConferenceCOSC/2019

12junAll DaySES Expert Group on the Human DimensionEGHD/21

13junAll DayEUROCONTROL Provisional Council MeetingPC/51

17junAll Day20International GBAS Working Group MeetingI-GBAS/20

17junAll Day21Air traffic Management Research and Development SeminarATM R&D/13

25junAll Day27IATA Aviation Data Safety SymposiumADS/3

25junAll Day28Symposium and Exhibition on the ICAO Traveller Identification ProgrammeTRIP/15

IFATCA Technical Award

Recipients of the IFATCA Technical Award

2019 – Vibe Solution
2017 – NAVCanada NAVCANsuite
2016 – Frequentis
2015 – Imtradex

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