Statement by NATCA President Paul Rinaldi about President’s Announcement of Air Traffic Control Reform Initiative (

National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) President Paul Rinaldi stated: NATCA shares the Administration’s commitments to infrastructure modernization and providing the National Airspace System (NAS) with a stable, predictable funding stream. We look forward to reviewing the specifics of the air traffic control (ATC) reform legislation so we can evaluate whether it satisfies our Union’s […]

June 6, 2017

ITF official’s arrest ‘proves case’ over Dominican Republic ATC hazards

The ITF’s (International Transport Workers’ Federation’s) Americas regional secretary, Antonio Fritz, has been arrested while on a fact-finding mission to the Dominican Republic. ITF civil aviation section secretary Gabriel Mocho stated: “Antonio was arrested ahead of the press conference he was due to give over the situation in the country, where air traffic control (ATC) […]

February 9, 2015

Trade unions still concerned over future of air traffic control (

European trade unions are still up in arms over the reduction of air traffic control budgets proposed for the 2015-2019 period. These cuts were ratified by member state experts during the Single Sky Committee meeting, on 4 February (see Europolitics 4803). The reductions are less than those initially proposed by the European Commission but are […]

February 12, 2014

European Action Day calls European Commission to stop dogmatic liberalisation of ATM industry

Stop jeopardizing jobs in European sky Today, Wednesday 12 June 2013, the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and its national affiliates express their disagreement with the new package on the Single European Sky (SES), called SES2+, adopted yesterday by the European Commission. ATM (Air Traffic Management) workers are taking different types of actions (strikes, gatherings, […]

June 12, 2013