The International Day of the Air Traffic Controller not only marks the 60th anniversary of IFATCA (International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers’ Associations was founded in october 20, 1961) it also celebrates the men and women who 24/7 help make air travel the safest possible mode of transport. It’s an incredible profession with a huge responsibility – the safe separation of air traffic requires total concentration and quick decision-making while managing multiple flights at a time.
On any given day, thousands of flights are guided safely through the skies. Whether they are carrying passengers or cargo, flight crews are responsible for their load, and when they fly they rely entirely on the professionalism of air traffic controllers, the systems they use and all the people behind the scenes.
– 20 October, the International Day of the Air Traffic Controller, celebrates the men and women who 24/7 help make air travel the safest possible mode of transport. On the occasion of the International ATCO’s Day, I wish all employees of ANSP associated in A6 Alliance satisfaction with their work, smooth air traffic and safe skies. Health, of which I sincerely wish you, is extremely important, especially these days. Happy International ATCO Day and may our sky fill up with thousands of aircraft again! – said Janusz Janiszewski, Chairman of the A6 Steering Board.