During the 2019 World ATM Congress in Madrid, the International Federation of Air Traffic Safety Electronics Associations (IFATSEA), the European Cockpit Association (ECA) and the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers' Associations (IFATCA) have jointly been awarded the Single European Sky Excellence Award.
The European Commission attributed the award to the “complete commitment from staff to delivering the essential services needed to enable capacity and deliver safety."
Needless to say that as representatives of air traffic controllers worldwide, IFATCA is honoured to share this award with our engineering and pilot colleagues. We also want to explicitly recognise all of our members for their continued commitment and skill with which they uphold the highest safety standards in often challenging circumstances.
IFATCA wants to thank the European Commission for recognising the vital role the front-line operators play in keeping aviation the safest mode of transport.