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Important Developments in ICAO

March 10th, 2021

Dear IFATSEA Member Associations!

I like to inform you about the latest developments of IFATSEA at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). We are doing big steps ahead in highlighting the importance of the profession of ATSEP in Civil Aviation in ICAO.

ICAO Personnel Training and Licensing Panel (PTLP)

After an extensive exchange of letters between IFATSEA and ICAO, IFATSEA was invited to nominate an Observer for the in 2020 established ICAO Personnel Training and Licensing Panel (PTLP). The Executive Board decided unanimously that IFATSEA nominated the President for the seat as an Observer in the ICAO PTPL It will be the focus of the PTLP to implement Competence-based Training and Assessment (CBTA) for all professions listed in the ICAO PANS-TRG Doc 9868. I will continuously update you about the developments.

ICAO Air Navigation Commission (ANC)

For an exceedingly long time IFATSEA intent to become an Observer in the ICAO Air Navigation Commission (ANC). The Air Navigation Commission (ANC) considers and recommends Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and Procedures for Air Navigation Services (PANS) for adoption or approval by the ICAO Council. After a long process IFATSEA received the invitation by the ICAO President, Salvatore Sciacchitano to nominate an Observer for the ANC. The IFATSA Executive Board unanimously decided to nominate the President of IFATSEA. From the Executive Board point of view shall this nomination underline the importance for IFATSEA to be involved in high level discussions and decisions in ICAO.

Executive Summary

IFATSEA is with these developments now more than recognized as an official Observer in ICAO. We start to contribute to ICAO on the highest level of Commissions, Panels and Working Groups.

Best wishes
Thorsten Wehe
President of IFATSEA

 

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