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Presidential Message

“Safety Above All”


Paul Rinaldi
President, National Air Traffic Controllers Association

Welcome to the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) website!

NATCA represents over 20,000 controllers, engineers, and other safety-related professionals, with membership from every state, territory, and possession of the United States. Certified in 1987, we are one of the strongest and most influential labor unions in the federal sector, and a direct affiliate of the American Federation of Labor – Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO).

Highly skilled and fully committed to ensuring the safety of every flight, our team of safety professionals is proud to represent not only the interests of our membership, but the safety interests of the flying public as well. Safety Above All is the litmus test in which all decisions are based as we continually strive to improve and enhance aviation safety in order to maintain the safest air traffic control system in the world.

As public servants working 24 hours a day, 365 days a year our controllers are working harder than ever to make sure you get to your destination safely. But, this website is about more than that. It’s about issues that affect safety and the jobs we do – issues that concern anyone using this country’s national airspace system – and this site is where you can find the latest news and information on these important topics.

So please, explore our site. Enjoy our interactive features and learn what it’s like to work in the field. Learn the issues that matter most to our members. I hope you enjoy your visit with us, and I hope you’ll stop back often. If you have a comment or suggestion for us, please drop us a line at [email protected]. We’d love to hear from you. And remember, the next time you fly…

We guide you home.

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