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Forum: ATC Issues
14th Mar 2018, 12:57
Replies: 46
Views: 14,209
Posted By Satellite Man

Working conditions (and pay) in ATC are going...

Working conditions (and pay) in ATC are going downhill. This can only lead to industrial action and strikes. Some governments and ANSPs have been playing dirty tricks for years and it's time to...
Forum: ATC Issues
13th Mar 2018, 09:58
Replies: 46
Views: 14,209
Posted By Satellite Man

That's what happens when controllers do not...

That's what happens when controllers do not strike. To me, the situation of ATC in Europe is just unbelievable. I dont think the good all times are going to come back but the current situation is...
Forum: ATC Issues
27th Feb 2018, 09:39
Replies: 11
Views: 2,955
Posted By Satellite Man

To me it sounds a bit ambiguous, like the traffic...

To me it sounds a bit ambiguous, like the traffic is cleared to intercept and follow the localiser, but not to descend.
Forum: ATC Issues
15th Dec 2017, 18:44
Replies: 10
Views: 3,120
Posted By Satellite Man

No, I was explaining that APP sectors get more...

No, I was explaining that APP sectors get more complex when you have large airports relatively close to each other, and when traffic goes up, like in the last few years. The flows of traffic from...
Forum: ATC Issues
15th Dec 2017, 18:34
Replies: 326
Views: 231,030
Posted By Satellite Man

However, salaries in Europe are very far from...

However, salaries in Europe are very far from those paid in the Middle East. I am wondering why there arent more ATCO strikes across Europe. There are several pilot strikes already scheduled for this...
Forum: ATC Issues
8th Dec 2017, 11:19
Replies: 326
Views: 231,030
Posted By Satellite Man

Serco - ATCO - Dubai Approach ...

Serco - ATCO - Dubai Approach

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/528141323/
Forum: ATC Issues
8th Dec 2017, 10:28
Replies: 79
Views: 15,058
Posted By Satellite Man

And the backup systems? What if the computer...

And the backup systems? What if the computer fails? What if the radio or data signals fail to reach the aircrafts? What about bad weather, or emergency traffic? How do we integrate all airspaces in...
Forum: ATC Issues
8th Dec 2017, 10:25
Replies: 79
Views: 15,058
Posted By Satellite Man

There's also the political cost. Who would...

There's also the political cost. Who would support the "computerized ATC"? Who would risk to be blamed for the first accident it caused?
Forum: ATC Issues
8th Dec 2017, 10:16
Replies: 6
Views: 7,725
Posted By Satellite Man

I'd actually like to know how's ATC in Canada (T...

I'd actually like to know how's ATC in Canada (T & C's etc). I would be grateful if you could send me a PM with details (roster etc). It should be an awesome place to live!
Forum: ATC Issues
8th Dec 2017, 10:07
Replies: 10
Views: 3,120
Posted By Satellite Man

TWR / APP is very interesting in a busy airport....

TWR / APP is very interesting in a busy airport. You will get to experience both the work of a tower controller (actually see the aircrafts, apron, runway, taxiways etc) and a radar APP controller....
Forum: ATC Issues
22nd Jun 2017, 16:04
Replies: 8
Views: 2,949
Posted By Satellite Man

Strikes are the only way to maintain working...

Strikes are the only way to maintain working conditions and also safety standards. There are places where the shift patterns, airspace design, the procedures and the equipment do not really meet the...
Forum: ATC Issues
15th Jun 2017, 06:25
Replies: 8
Views: 2,949
Posted By Satellite Man

EU plans to limit Air Traffic Controllers right to go on strike

European commission will set out plan to tackle air traffic control strikes

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jun/06/european-commission-plan-tackle-air-traffic-control-strikes

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Forum: ATC Issues
24th May 2017, 17:48
Replies: 326
Views: 231,030
Posted By Satellite Man

It's like that everywhere. Just politics.....

It's like that everywhere. Just politics.. nothing to do with (good) management.
Forum: ATC Issues
19th May 2017, 13:04
Replies: 206
Views: 41,482
Posted By Satellite Man

Remote air traffic control preparing for takeoff...

Remote air traffic control preparing for takeoff at London City airport

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/may/19/remote-air-traffic-control-preparing-for-takeoff-at-london-city-airport
...
Forum: ATC Issues
10th May 2017, 18:43
Replies: 51
Views: 9,260
Posted By Satellite Man

That's a shame of a salary for an ATCO at...

That's a shame of a salary for an ATCO at Heathrow. Who volunteers to work at Heathrow for that kind of money?

In air traffic control salaries and working conditions are going downhill in many...
Forum: ATC Issues
8th May 2017, 19:14
Replies: 51
Views: 9,260
Posted By Satellite Man

Are you saying ATCOs are making only 56k net at...

Are you saying ATCOs are making only 56k net at London Heathrow when they join??? 56k per year? :eek:

Come on, you gotta be kidding! (I hope it's a joke or something)
Forum: ATC Issues
14th Apr 2017, 10:40
Replies: 96
Views: 87,292
Posted By Satellite Man

How many hours do you guys work on the ME per...

How many hours do you guys work on the ME per month on average? I mean all the real hours apart from the roster, adding up extra hours or whatever..

Also, what would be the housing costs in Dubai...
Forum: ATC Issues
13th Mar 2017, 13:56
Replies: 36
Views: 6,280
Posted By Satellite Man

KayPam, in the UAE controllers are paid a lot...

KayPam, in the UAE controllers are paid a lot more, it was in the region of 12k euro net per month 3 or 4 years ago, and the euro is not as strong as it used to be, so it means even more money now. I...
Forum: ATC Issues
6th Mar 2017, 16:39
Replies: 36
Views: 6,280
Posted By Satellite Man

Some media reported that the main reason of the...

Some media reported that the main reason of the strike is that the French controllers feel underpaid, as a comparison to the wages paid in other countries for similar hours and traffic loads.

To...
Forum: ATC Issues
2nd May 2016, 18:44
Replies: 11
Views: 4,501
Posted By Satellite Man

I dont think it takes a course, plus refreshment...

I dont think it takes a course, plus refreshment courses etc to teach air traffic control to a new colleague at a certain unit. Things are not that complicated; excessive regulation makes them more...
Forum: ATC Issues
29th Apr 2016, 09:17
Replies: 11
Views: 4,501
Posted By Satellite Man

When the OJTI endorsement was introduced many...

When the OJTI endorsement was introduced many people got it written on their licences just applying for it, at least in Spain. Today, it seems there is more and more regulation on this... really, I...
Forum: ATC Issues
7th Apr 2016, 22:09
Replies: 29
Views: 11,524
Posted By Satellite Man

Slim chances to get a job after paying a large...

Slim chances to get a job after paying a large sum for your training. I know ATCOs who paid for their private training in the UK and they have been unemployed for over 5 years.
Forum: ATC Issues
15th Mar 2016, 21:23
Replies: 22
Views: 16,684
Posted By Satellite Man

Correct me if I am wrong, but I heard EUR 16,000...

Correct me if I am wrong, but I heard EUR 16,000 net per month for Irak... at least that's what the headhunter who called me said... not enough for the risks in my opinion..
Forum: ATC Issues
2nd Nov 2015, 16:09
Replies: 56
Views: 12,131
Posted By Satellite Man

It is very interesting to see how the number of...

It is very interesting to see how the number of managers at ANSPs increases at the same time the number of ATCOs retiring and not being replaced increases.. one would think that there are more people...
Forum: ATC Issues
22nd Oct 2015, 20:28
Replies: 9
Views: 9,063
Posted By Satellite Man

Insurance?

This is a broad question not specifically related to Afghanistan but to areas in conflict or war zones. Maybe someone can shed some light on this...

There goes the question (and please excuse my...
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