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ATC during COVID-19

Old 26th Mar 2020, 16:15
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ATC during COVID-19

What measures are you putting in place during the pandemic to ensure minimum chance of infection transmission, and to ensure continuation of Operations in the case of a person testing positive in the Operational environment?
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Old 26th Mar 2020, 19:14
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What measures are you putting in place during the pandemic to ensure minimum chance of infection transmission, and to ensure continuation of Operations in the case of a person testing positive in the Operational environment?
Working from home
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Old 27th Mar 2020, 21:22
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Furloughed.....
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Old 27th Mar 2020, 21:48
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What measures are you putting in place during the pandemic to ensure minimum chance of infection transmission, and to ensure continuation of Operations in the case of a person testing positive in the Operational environment?
Furloughed.

Skeleton staff on unit.

Stand by from home.

Sectors bandboxed.

Radar in the tower.

No traffic.

Automet.

Extension of medicals and competence.

Cargo.

Long lead.

Netflix.

Reduced opening hours.

No dayshifts.

Segregation of watches.

Helimed.

Some more cargo.

Welcome to ATC in 2020
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Old 28th Mar 2020, 09:36
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Some similar approaches down under.....
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Old 28th Mar 2020, 10:41
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Fear and panic are contagious. I'm avoiding doom mongers and those who have already decided the industry is facing a long term collapse.

I can't be doing with those who give up so easily, you don't want to be in the trenches with people like that.
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Old 28th Mar 2020, 12:01
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Fear and panic are contagious. I'm avoiding doom mongers and those who have already decided the industry is facing a long term collapse.

I can't be doing with those who give up so easily, you don't want to be in the trenches with people like that.

Agreed. It will be tough but it will return.
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Old 28th Mar 2020, 13:41
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Both viewpoints based on no knowledge of the future whatever!

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Old 28th Mar 2020, 20:25
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On the upside, lots of LTMA approach controllers are becoming acquainted with visual approaches - thanks Directors all

Its the last fun we’ll have before we’re all on the breadline so much appreciated!
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Old 28th Mar 2020, 22:04
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An interesting podcast about what's happening in Canada.

Peter Duffey is the President and CEO of the Canadian Air Traffic Controllers Association. He joins us to discuss how Nav Canada and the various Unions representing its employees have come together to quickly put in aggressive measures to ensure the safety of all the Air Traffic Service employees and the continued operation of Canadian Airspace.
https://www.cardinalaviation.ca/blog/cardinal-aviation-audio-briefings-episode-12-peter-duffey-how-canadian-atc-is-handling-covid19
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Old 31st Mar 2020, 09:42
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HungaroControl are using their remote tower at Budapest to operate split tower shifts - alternating shifts between the remote tower and "normal" tower, to cut down the risk of spreading the virus amongst operational ATCOs.
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Old 31st Mar 2020, 18:50
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Interesting idea at HungaroControl. I presume also that with the reduction in traffic levels, staffing levels are similarly reduced.
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Old 31st Mar 2020, 19:18
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I'd imagine so. NATS have a Heathrow Virtual Contingency Facility (VCF) that could presumably be used in a similar way if they wanted to distance staff.
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Old 1st Apr 2020, 07:36
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Have any fights broken out yet ?

"You spoke to the last one, the next one is mine"
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Old 1st Apr 2020, 09:54
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