ITF delegation attending the ICAO’s RPAS and Remote ATS Symposium

May 10, 2016

ICAO_SymposiumAn ITF delegation from the Civil Aviation Section is participating at ICAOs RPAS (The Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) and Remote ATS Symposium, Stockholm, on 9 and 10 May 2016.

The symposium aims to advance the understanding of remotely piloted aircraft systems and remote air traffic services with a specific focus on the way to address the challenges and make the best use of the opportunities availed by these parallel, cutting edge technologies.

The aim of the ITF delegation is to make sure that the social consequences are properly considered and the arising issues are addressed. The ITF and its affiliates also believe that remote technologies should always either maintain or improve safety. This is why ITF’s ATS affiliates categorically oppose simultaneous multi-tower operations – where the ATS service covers two or more airports and is provided to more than one airport simultaneously – because they could cause serious distraction and undermine flight safety.

This intervention by the ITF delegation is build-up on the union strategies for emerging air traffic control technologies set by the ITF-affiliated ATS unions at a lively two-day Remote Towers Conference, held on 5 and 6 February in London, at the ITF House.

Also see: Successful ITF intervention at the ICAO Fatigue Management Symposium

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