NATCA represents a group of air traffic control specialists that work in 112 Federal Contract Towers (FCTs). These contract towers tend to be smaller in size and operation, typically employing between five and 10 controllers, many […]
In addition, we are excited to announce that we will be offering a number of online courses derived from the standard curriculum offered by the NATCA Academy. Here’s the upcoming schedule of upcoming classes. Register today! […]
NATCA Supports the Continuity for Operators with Necessary Training Required for ATC Contract Towers Act of 2019
The Continuity for Operators with Necessary Training Required for ATC Contract Towers (CONTRACT) Act of 2019 (H.R. 5297), introduced by Reps. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., and Rodney Davis, R-Ill., would allow retired federal controllers to continue receiving their FERS annuity payment […]
NATCA reached a milestone this month, when we chartered our 100th Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Federal Contract Tower (FCT) local at Renton, Wash. RNT is operated by Serco, Inc. and is one of more than 250 […]
NATCA represents controllers who work at 96 of the 253 Federal Contract Towers (FCT) operated by Robinson Aviation (RVA), Inc., Midwest Air Traffic Control Service, Inc., and Serco, Inc.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) began contracting out towers in the early 1990s. The National Labor Relations Board certified NATCA as the exclusive bargaining representative for its first Federal Contract Tower, Central Wisconsin Tower (CWA), Mosinee, Wis., in early 1997.