Please Fill Out This Important Survey from International Transport Workers' Federation
Dear Sisters, Brothers, Comrades,
ACTION REQUIRED: Aviation workers’ survey
Ahead of the next week’s ITF Civil Aviation Conference in Montreal, we would be very grateful if you could invite your members to complete a snap survey measuring the state of the industry from a workers’ perspective. The survey should take participants approximately 1 minute to complete. The questions are straightforward and the responses will be used to support our public positioning during and after the Conference.
If you're an aviation worker, we want to hear from you. Aviation workers have been at the front line of the industry’s travel chaos for over 2 years. It’s important that we show governments, politicians, employers, and the media aviation workers’ views on how this crisis has been handled. Take 1 minute and submit your views now: https://forms.office.com/r/G6AjjjKgFx
All responses are completely anonymous.
Celebrating 100 Years of ATC
The year 2022 marks the 100th anniversary of air traffic control
The first internationally agreed rules, drafted in 1919 by the Commission Internationale de Navigation Aérienne (CINA), were ratified by 10 countries in 1922.
The purpose of ATCO licensing is to enable each National Aviation Authority (NAA) to regulate air traffic controllers within their State. The system includes the issue, maintenance and, where necessary, the revocation of ATCO licences.
The ATCO licence identifies the holder:
- as a person who is qualified to provide ATC service
- it contains details, usually described as ratings and endorsements, of the type(s) of ATC service that the licence holder may provide and
- it may restrict the ATC Unit(s) where the holder may provide these services.
The acquisition of a valid licence requires that specified requirements relating to professional competency and medical fitness be met and, for retention, that these be checked at specified time intervals. Competency in the use of English Language may also have to be demonstrated and endorsed in an ATCO Licence.