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Air Traffic Controllers: Keeping our skies safe every day

Participants to the IFATCA meeting

EUROCONTROL proud to host the European Regional meeting of the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers' Associations (IFATCA) at our Brussels HQ

In the 100th anniversary year of air traffic control, EUROCONTROL is proud to host the European Regional Meeting of IFATCA, the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers' Associations at our Brussels HQ.

Air traffic controllers (ATCOs) keep our skies safe every day. They are at the heart of the aviation ecosystem, as well as at EUROCONTROL, with its team of ATCOs managing the upper airspace over Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and north-west Germany at our Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre, or our flow controllers in the Network Manager, working with our partners to ensure the smooth and safe flow of traffic across the European air traffic management network and beyond.

The 150 participants representing 39 member associations that have joined the meeting from across Europe received a warm welcome from EUROCONTROL Director General Eamonn Brennan.

Over the three-day meeting, participants will be discussing a wide range of topics relevant to the ATCO community, including the strategic key topic of how reducing aviation’s environmental footprint can be achieved with the help of digitalisation.

The event is sponsored by Frequentis, Vibe, Thales, Eurocity and ScioTeq, who are also sharing updates on recent technology and other developments relevant to ATCOs.