International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers' Associations (IFATCA) unites the professional associations of air traffic controllers from around the world. In total, it represents over 130 of such organisations, with a combined membership of over 50,000 air traffic controllers.
On October 20th, IFATCA celebrates the International Day of The Air Controller. The day coincides with the constitutional meeting of their Federation, held in Amsterdam in 1961. Member Associations around the world organize events for their members and/or a wider audience. It puts their profession, which is still relatively unknown to the general public, in the spotlight.
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The goals of the Federation include promoting safety, efficiency, and regularity of international air navigation, aid in the development of air traffic control systems, procedures and facilities and promote knowledge and professional efficiency among air traffic controllers.