Kathmandu, November 4
Nepal Air Traffic Controllers’ Association (NATCA), in association with the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), is hosting 36th International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers’ Associations (IFATCA) Asia Pacific Regional Meeting that is scheduled to be held here from November 21 to 23.
With the theme of ‘Human and Technology’, Nepal is hosting the IFATCA event for the third time. Prior to this, Nepal had hosted IFATCA Asia Pacific Regional Meeting in 2004 and 51st IFATCA World Annual Conference in 2012.
bring together aviation professionals and the air traffic controllers (ATCs) of the Asia Pacific to discuss and interact with each other over prevailing common and practical issues for the safe operation of air traffic movement in the region, said Ram Krishna Bhatt, president of NATCA.
More than 100 aviation professionals from South Asia region will participate in this event. As per NATCA, aviation professionals from Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Australia, Mongolia, Fiji, New Zealand, Pakistan, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Singapore will participate in the event.
The IFATCA Asia Pacific Regional Meeting is an annual event being conducted among ATC member associations and non-member associations of IFATCA, member and non-member associations of International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA) and invited airline and ground handlers’ representatives of the Asia Pacific to present and discuss matters related to safe and efficient day-to-day flight operations in the region.
As per Bhatt, there will be a number of presentations, interactions and discussion sessions in the three-daylong event, with the major focus on aviation safety for the enhancement of standards, and effective and efficient conduct of air traffic services in the region.
A version of this article appears in print on November 05, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.