International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers' Associations (IFATCA)

Fédération internationale des associations de contrôleurs du trafic aérien
Federación Internacional de las Asociaciones de Directores del Trafico Aéreo

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19 Oct 1961, Amsterdam (Netherlands). Registered in accordance with the Swiss Civil Code. Aims and objectives, formulated in 1961, Amsterdam, still in force.


Promote safety, efficiency and regularity in international air navigation; promote, advise and assist in developing safe and orderly systems of Air Traffic Control (ATC); promote and uphold a high standard of knowledge and professional efficiency among air traffic controllers; protect and safeguard the interests of the profession; make mutually beneficial affiliations with other international organizations.

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Collects and studies data on technical subjects. Standing Committees currently in operation: SC1 - Technical and Operational Matters in Air Traffic Control (TOC); SC3 - Finance (FIC); SC4 - Professional and Legal Matters in Air Traffic Control (PLC); SC6 - Constitution and Administrative Policy (CAC). Committee A (Administrative Policy and Constitutional Matters); Committee B (Technical and Operational Matters); Committee C (Human Factors, Legal and Professional Matters). Participates in international meetings, panels and working groups.


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 7 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 12 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 151 countries
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Subjects *

  • Transportation, Telecommunications
    • Aerospace, Space
  • Societal Problems
    • Safety
  • Research, Standards
    • Navigation
  • Cybernetics
    • Control

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities



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