Swiss Court confirmed a convicting sentence to an air traffic controller for a safety incident

On July 4, the federal court of Lausanne confirmed a sentence to a Swiss air traffic controller for a safety incident, where all layers of safety worked and there was no material or personal damage….

FOR THE SAKE OF SAFETY, THE US GOVERNMENT MUST STOP THE SHUTDOWN

USCA, representing 90% of air traffic controllers in Spain, is witnessing with increasing worry how the US government is endangering air transport safety. We know from experience how it feels to work understaffed and with…

USCA rejects the judicial decision to charge two Swiss air traffic controllers with criminal intent

USCA rejects the decision by Swiss prosecutors to sue and charge an air traffic controller with criminal intent, after reporting an honest mistake, with no fatalities or damage to aircraft. This happens for the second…

USCA istbesorgtüber den Druck den Fluglotsenauf den Balearen ausgesetztsind

.- Gericht in Palma de Mallorca hat einen geschlossenen Fall gegen die Fluglotsen wieder aufgenommen und beginnt mitmündlichen Anhörungen. .- Fluglotsen wurden bereits in der Vergangenheit vielfachzu der Schließung des Luftraums befragt. .-USCA hatSorge, dass…

USCA IS CONCERNED ABOUT THE PRESSURE BALEARES ATCOs ARE UNDER

.- Palma de Mallorca court, which had closed the cause against the air traffic controllers, now wants to open oral trials. .- Controllers have already been exonerated in 20 of the 22 courtrooms that have…

“If the General Director finds out you are planning to become members of a Union… you will find yourselves out on the street”

* The General Manager at Seville’s air traffic control tower, managed by Ferrovial, threatened an air traffic controller for his possible affiliation with the Spanish Union for air traffic controllers USCA (Unión Sindical de Controladores…

Expert industry group publishes fatigue guidance

The strategic use of coffee and napping on site is being recommended for controllers whose sleep at home is disrupted by a newborn baby. The personal fatigue mitigation strategy is just one recommendation in the…

Summer thunderstorms have a strong impact on air traffic – New procedures help alleviate the problem

Compared to previous summers, the 2016 season has suffered an unprecedented amount of severe weather. Heavy thunderstorms have disrupted traffic flows and caused significant delays. Some cells have extended vertically to an altitude making it…

USCA reports the dismissal of an air traffic controller in a privatized tower in reprisal for his affiliation.

The spanish Air Traffic Controllers Union (USCA) will file a complaint tomorrow at the national Air Safety Agency (AESA), for the dismissal of an air traffic controller in one of the 13 control towers privatized…

El Prat ATC employees denounce having reached their limits

The much-feared month of August has arrived, and air traffic controllers at El Prat are having to juggle in order to carry out their work efficiently. Tiredness and the need to work through breaks are…