Communicating for Safety

Mar
27

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: http://www.natca.org/videos/avc-view.aspx?videoid=184&categoryid=0

More information on the CFS event can be found on the website: http://www.natcacfs.com.

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Congratulations to our former EVP Technical Mr Andrew Beadle

Jan
26

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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IFATCA's 2014 Annual Conference

Dec
20

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 www.ifatca2014.com 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

Dec
02

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!

Nov
25

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
Montreal
Quebec H2Y 1P5
Canada

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

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New! Corporate Members Coordinator

Nov
13

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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International Day of The Controller

Oct
20

cover_3_2013_app.jpgOctober 20th marks the birth of IFATCA. Our Federation was established at a meeting in Amsterdam on October 20th 1961. Since then, Air Traffic Controllers around the world celebrate the day as the International Day of The Controller. Many Member Associations host special events to draw the attention of the general public to what is still a relatively unknown profession.

Coinciding, IFATCA and the editorial team of The Controller, our Federation's magazine, is proud to launch The Controller app. Currently available for Apple's iPad and iPhone devices, the app can be downloaded for free in the iTunes App store. After downloading it, it will be available in the Newsstand folder.

Single issues cost $0.99 / €0.89, but a subscription is also availalbe: this gives you access to all previous issues as well for one year. Currently, all issues since the end of 2006 are available, with more to come soon.

An Android version will also be available before the end of the year.

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John Carr (USA) Appointed Acting EVP Americas

Oct
18

medium_carr.jpgFollowing the recent resignation of John Redmond (Canada) as Executive Vice President Americas, the Executive Board of IFATCA has appointed Mr John Carr/NATCA (USA) as 'acting EVP Americas' until next annual conference in Gran Canaria/Spain in May 2014.

Congratulations to John and special thanks to him and NATCA for this valuable support! Welcome to the team!

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ANACNA Workshop - 20NOV2013

Oct
11

medium_Italy-Flag-Map.jpgFollowing a successful cooperation between our Italian IFATCA Member Association ANACNA, the University of Bologna, Centro Studi Military Aviation (CESMA) and the Higher School of Magistracy, a workshop on legal issues relating to both aviation and the healthcare environment will be organsed in November.

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Press Release on EU-wide Performance Scheme

Oct
04

PR.pngSafety needs to be highest priority of any reform process

The European Unions second liberalization package (SES II) in the Air Traffic Management sector relies on the single European performance scheme. The Performance Review Body (PRB) published its first monitoring report of the 2012 performances and proposed targets for the second reference period RP2 (2015-2019).

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