National Air Traffic Controllers Association
NATCA is a labor union and aviation safety organization in the United States that represents nearly 20,000 highly skilled air traffic controllers, engineers, and other aviation safety-related professionals. NATCA was certified in 1987 by the Federal Labor Relations Authority to be the exclusive bargaining representative for air traffic controllers employed by the Federal Aviation Administration. Today, NATCA is one of the strongest labor unions in the federal sector and represents a range of aviation safety professionals in 15 FAA bargaining units, five Department of Defense air traffic facilities, and 123 federal contract towers. These air traffic controllers and other aviation safety professionals make vital contributions to the U.S. economy and make modern life possible by coordinating the safe, orderly, and expeditious movement of nearly one billion aviation passengers and millions of tons of freight within the National Airspace System each year. NATCA is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and is affiliated with the AFL-CIO.
NATCA Celebrates its Members’ Best Work with Annual Archie League Medal of Safety and Commitment to Safety Awards; Livestream Friday, June 17 at Noon CDT
WASHINGTON – The National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) on Friday will be honoring many of its members with the annual Archie League Medal of Safety Award and the Region X Commitment to Safety Award. Details below: WHAT: NATCA’s 16th and 17th Archie League Medal of Safety Awards, and 5th and 6th Region X Commitment…
Save the date! NATCA will be honoring members on June 17 at noon CDT in New Orleans with the prestigious 2020 & 2021 Archie League Medal of Safety Awards & the Region X Commitment to Safety Awards. Plan to watch as we live stream this event on our Union’s natca.org website.
2021 Archie League Medal of Safety Award Spotlight: Jason Dunaway, Joe Mash, and Chris Rhodes, Potomac TRACON (PCT)
By Sept. 15, 2020, six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, air carrier traffic volume was greatly reduced, presenting opportunities for many general aviation pilots – and students, with their instructors – to do takeoffs and landings at major airports. One such flight, a Mooney M20 piloted by a student with an instructor, departed runway 1…
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Whether you’re building for your future in retirement, or ready to put your retirement plan into action, NATCA offers a valuable benefit to members via online retirement briefings. These briefings are a valuable resource that explains the features of the federal benefits program, including choices that can be made at retirement and the impact of…
In June, union members and allies gathered in Philadelphia, Pa. for the 29th Constitutional Convention of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). NATCA is one of the 57 unions that make up the AFL-CIO. Delegates from these unions come together every four years to select the Federation’s leadership and make decisions…
Brothers and Sisters, As you have read, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA) contains a new title called the “Federal Employee Paid Leave Act.” This Act will provide 12 weeks of paid parental leave to parents of children born or adopted on or after Oct. 1, 2020. NATCA has been working…
Fact: The United States aviation system is an economic driver, contributing 5.2 percent to the nation’s gross domestic product, and generating nearly 11 million jobs.
Aircraft in the sky at peak operational times
Pounds of freight moving through the National Airspace System each year
Tracking 10,677 airborne aircraft with 636,859,278 total flights in the database. FlightAware has tracked 113,709 arrivals in the last 24 hours.
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