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’s National Election Committee has mailed the Notice of Election and Election Rules for NATCA’s 2024 National Election to the NATCA membership. In 2024, NATCA members will elect the NATCA President, Executive Vice President, and ten Regional Vice Presidents. Nominations for these positions may be submitted to the National Election Committee as of January 1,…
Thursday night, the President issued an Executive Order (EO) adjusting the pay rates and pay bands for employees covered by the General Schedule (GS) and other statutory pay systems. The general increase is 4.7% with an average of 0.5% adjustment to locality rates. These increases are based upon the alternative pay plan President Biden submitted to Congress earlier this year in accordance with…
The National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) thanks Congress for passing an extension to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) authorization preventing a painful and costly shutdown at the end of the year. NATCA stands ready to work with Congress to pass a long-term FAA reauthorization bill that addresses the decade-long staffing shortage of air traffic…
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Western Pacific Regional Vice President (NWP RVP) Joel Ortiz and Planning Committee Chair Charles Howell recently convened the first meeting for the planning committee for NATCA’s 2025 Convention that will take place in San Francisco in May of 2025. The group spent two days discussing the budget, reviewing lists of tasks that need to be…
Relationship building is at the core of NATCA’s legislative activism. Earlier this year David Skarphol (Phoenix TRACON, P50) stepped up as the chair of NATCA’s National Legislative Committee (NLC), leading the team that coordinates and facilitates NATCA members’ legislative training and relationships with members of Congress. Today we take a moment to introduce Skarphol and…
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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