Single European Sky Awards - 2019

Category: News & events
Published on Wednesday, 13 March 2019
Written by LVE

The EC has assigned the Single European Sky Awards - 2019, nominated by the Industry Consultation Body (ICB)  to the Professional Staff, represented by IFATCA, IFATSEA and ECA.

This thanks to the Complete commitment from staff to delivering the essential services needed to enable capacity and deliver safety 

Please find hereby the European Commission Excellence award ceremony at WAC Madrid on 12 March 2019. This is surely a great honour for our Federation and reflects the hard work all of us did for several years now in the European Region.
This recognition puts the ATSEP Profession where it belongs: to the forefront of ensuring Safety and Performance of the ATM ecosystem!

SES award 2019

Best regards

Costas Christoforou

IFATSEA Director Europe

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ERM 2019

Category: News & events
Published on Tuesday, 12 February 2019
Written by LVE
Dear colleagues,


I am pleased to announce that our Eurogroup IFATSEA meeting of 2019 is going to take place in Skopje, from the 9th to the 11th of May 2018.
The Eurogroup meeting will start on Thursday the 9th of May at 09:00 and finish on Saturday the 11th of May around 14:00.
More info will follow soon
Best regards

Costas Christoforou
IFATSEA Director Europe
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Category: News & events
Published on Thursday, 28 July 2016

On Monday 11th of July, IFATSEA representatives Mr. Theodore Kiritsis (Vice President of IFATSEA) and Mr. Costas Christoforou (IFATSEA Director Europe) met with ENISA* officials at their premises at Marousi, Athens.


IFATSEA: Theodore Kirirtsis, Costas Christoforou

ENISA: Evangelos Ouzounis, Secure Infrastructure & Services Head of Unit  (tentative), Andrea Dufkova - NIS Expert, Lionel Ferette - NIS Expert, Athena Bourka - NIS Expert, Rossella Mattiolli -Officer in NIS, Christina Skouloudi Officer in NIS.


meeting with ENISA

The meeting provided valuable insights into possible ways of mutual collaboration. A series of topics were presented by both sides and an open discussion was held on:

Discussion points

  • Introduction to IFATSEA profile and activities

  • Definition of SWIM. The concept of SWIM – System Wide Information Management  was introduced by IFATSEA in this meeting.

  • Presentation of IFATSEA - Overview of cyber security through SMC (System Monitoring and Control) of ANSP's (CONOPS presented)

  • Discussion on current gaps on Cyber security in Air Navigation and ENISA’s roll

  • Discussion on how ENISA and IFATSEA could collaborate on Cyber security issue

  • ENISA Feedback on presentation and discussion points

  • Training on Cyber security tailored to the needs of the airport’s personnel / CISO

  • IFATSEA interview on  the study “Securing Smart Airports”

The meeting dealt with the issues above and there was fruitful exchange on cyber security issues in the area of aviation in general. The issues of Smart airports as well as IFATSEA Conops for ANSP SMC , a domain run by ATSEP. The issue of Cyber security in ANS is currently being addressed in many areas such as EASA, EU and also EUROCONTROL.

It was decided that the two organizations will endeavor to enhance their cooperation through future meetings and workshop participation.

ENISA’s Training material link:

* The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) is a center of expertise for cyber security in Europe.

ANSP: Air Navigation Services Provider

ATSEP: Air Traffic Safety Electronic Personnel

European Parliament Magazine

Category: News & events
Published on Friday, 16 October 2015

The European Parliament Magazine on ATSEP

2015 April,the next article, published in the "The Parliament Magazine", give you an overview of the role of ATSEP in the aviation. More info on ATSEP, please consult the ATSEP page.