IFATCA is a worldwide organization representing more than fifty thousand air traffic controllers in 126 countries.

The goals of the Federation are:

  • To promote safety, efficiency, and regularity in international air navigation.
  • To assist and advise in the development of safe and orderly systems of air traffic control and new procedures and facilities.
  • To promote and uphold a high standard of knowledge and professional efficiency among air traffic controllers.
  • To closely cooperate with international and national aviation authorities and institutions concerned with air navigation.
  • To sponsor and support the passage of legislation and regulations which will increase and protect the safety of air navigation.
  • To strive for a world-wide federation of Air Traffic Controllers. Associations.

The Federation comprises of Member Associations that are divided into four regions – Africa & Middle East, Americas, Asia & Pacific and Europe.

An Executive Vice President from each region is a member of the governing body – the Executive Board that governs the Federation on behalf of the Member Associations.

IFATCA enjoys a worldwide reputation amongst all partners in Air Traffic Management with representation in many areas including ICAO and Eurocontrol working groups.