International Air Traffic Controller Day

The foundation for the tradition of celebrating the International Air Traffic Controller Day was the creation of the International Union of Air Traffic Controllers (IFATCA) on October 20, 1961 in the capital of the Netherlands. The main goal of the association is to promote the interests of the profession at the international level. Since then, the aviation community around the world celebrates the professional holiday every year on October 20.

Today, the federation represents more than 50,000 air traffic controllers in 133 countries.

Although the organizational structure in the field of aviation is constantly being improved by implementing the achievements of technical progress, the control of flights remains in the hands of humans. The profession of an air traffic controller requires perfect knowledge and skills, special psychological training, which is extremely necessary for people with extreme responsibility for the safe and orderly movement of civil aircraft in the airspace.


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