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

Dear colleagues,

Unfortunately, the spread of corona virus is still affecting the everyday lives of people around the world, and no doubt presenting all of us with some unprecedented challenges. Challenges which we have to overcome and continue the way forward.

Please find my letter for cancelling our IFATSEA Euro - conference meeting 2020, which was planned in Moscow,  hosted by our   Russian   Affiliate   PARRIS,  from the 4th to the 6th of June 2020.

I am considering to organise a wide teleconference with the participation of all our European affiliates members.

Kind regards and ‘Keep the skies open!’

Costas Christoforou

IFATSEA Director Europe


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IFATSEA GA 2020 Postponed

Category: News & events
Published on Thursday, 16 August 2018
Written by LVE

50th IFATSEA Assembly in Prague, Czech Republic, POSTPONED

 Dear Colleagues,

 The 50th IFATSEA Assembly normally held in Prague, Czech Republic from 27th September to 2nd October 2020 has been postponed.

please find more info on

 Yours Sincerely

 Cristina Félix, Executive Secretary

 Thorsten Wehe, President


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.