Category: News & events
Published on Tuesday, 14 March 2017

How to adapt the ICAO Competency Framework and implement competency-based training

An ICAO Workshop on Competency-based Training for ATCOs and ATSEPs will be held at IANS, Luxembourg from 10 to 12 October 2017.

During 2016, ICAO published a new edition of the ICAO PANS-Training. For the first time, this document now includes competency frameworks for ATCOs and ATSEPs. They are generic frameworks and so ANSPs and training providers will need to adapt them to suit their local environment. To help with this adaptation, ICAO also published ATCO and ATSEP Training Manuals.

The three-day workshop is designed to explain and provide practical advice on how to adapt the ICAO Competency Framework and implement competency-based training. The first day of the workshop is common to both ATCOs and ATSEPs, whereas the second and third day are conducted as separate ATCO and ATSEP sessions.

This workshop is primarily aimed at the people responsible for designing and implementing competency-based training and will be of interest to training managers who wish to find out more about ICAO competency-based training.

Register here ICAO workshop on competency based training

IFATSEA General Assembly 2017

Category: News & events
Published on Thursday, 11 August 2016

Please find the Official calling notice for GA 2017 at Montreal from 6th to 10th of November 2017.

The official Assembly website is online.

Let us make this Assembly hosted by our colleagues from the Canada a successful event.

Thorsten Wehe, IFATSEA Executive Secretary

Costas Christoforou, IFATSEA Director Europe

International Federation of Air Traffic Safety Electronics Associations



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

ATSEP workshop

Category: News & events
Published on Friday, 23 October 2015

An annual international workshop on ATSEP Training was hosted for the third time on 14-15 October 2015 at Entry Point North in Malmö. The workshop was organized for Entry Point North partners and the ATSEP community and aimed to broaden the knowledge and experience on ATSEP training, to discuss the upcoming regulations and to share best practices between different organizations in the world.

Presentations and more info on http://www.entrypointnorth.com/events/atsep-workshop-2015/

ICB calendar

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

please note the ICB calendar provide us an good overview with the major ATM events relevant to EU aviation industry within Europe and internationally. Pleas consult the calendar.

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.

Just Culture Europe

Category: News & events
Published on Tuesday, 06 October 2015

Europe - Major Milestone for Safety Culture and Just Culture



Air Traffic management partners in Europe sign declaration with European Commission to further improve aviation safety. Here Vice president Theodore Kiritsis signing for IFATSEA.


Safety incident reports submitted by staff are a valuable source of information for learning safety lessons, but to ensure organisations receive as many reports as possible, organisations must foster a ‘just culture’ in which staff know they will be treated fairly when they do report, including in circumstances where staff may feel concern that their report could potentially incriminate themselves because of their actions.


Read more: Just Culture Europe