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IFATCA 2016, the global ATC waterhole, begins in Las Vegas

The International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers’ Associations under the patronage of NATCA began its 55th international conference in Las Vegas with air traffic controllers from around the world.




The International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers’ Associations (IFATCA) on Monday began its 55th international conference in Las Vegas with air traffic controllers and related industry professionals from around the world.

Under the patronage of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA), IFATCA will unite air traffic controllers from across the globe to share knowledge, debate critical issues facing ATC and develop new policies.

A truly global event, IFATCA 2016 welcomed more than 450 delegates and speakers from 92 countries.

Speaking on behalf of NATCA, president Paul Rinaldi welcomed all the delegates to Las Vegas for the first IFATCA international conference ever to be hosted on American soil.

Apart from the general opening session, the event will feature 3 plenaries: the Administrative, Professional and Technical Committees.

An array of international exhibitors from the industry will showcase critical services and innovative technologies to the conference attendees. Thales, NavCan ATM, NBP/SafeGate Group, Evans and World ATM Congress/ATCA are amongst them.

IFATCA represents more than 50,000 air traffic controllers in 127 countries. IFATCA president, Patrik Peters hopes that the voices of the controllers will be added to move the great federation forward.

The conference will end on Friday, March 18th.

 


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