LM 11.1.5 ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONTROLLER-IN-CHARGE (CIC) IN REGARD TO LIABILITY AND OPERATIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

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LM 11.1.5 ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONTROLLER-IN-CHARGE (CIC) IN REGARD TO LIABILITY AND OPERATIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

This paper deals with the position of the Controller-In-Charge (CIC), which exists in many units in many different countries around the world. The paper discusses differences between the supervisor’s roles and those of the Controller-In-Charge, and addresses questions regarding responsibilities and legality of this position.

  • It is well understood that a CIC has duties and responsibilities for the operational process.
  • As far as PLC found, in many cases a CIC has a similar role and responsibilities as the substitute supervisor or even the supervisor himself. They all have a formal structure and these positions have to be set.
  • The CIC has direct relation to safety and responsibility for operational process, therefore a formal training course and/or minimum requirements for CIC are needed and recommended. 
IFATCA Professional Legal Committee (PLC) is of the opinion that a generic policy in regard to a CIC’s position should be addressed.

IFATCA Policy is:

IFATCA strongly recommends that supervisors are present and on duty in any control unit to oversee ATC operations and to fulfil administrative tasks. However, if another person (e.g. Controller in Charge) is required to perform supervisory duties then the role and responsibilities of this person shall be clearly defined and relevant training, including refresher training, shall be provided.


See: WP 306 – Las Vegas 2016

 

Last Update: September 29, 2020  

November 5, 2019   228   Jean-Francois Lepage    LM    

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