IFATCA Policy is:

IFATCA recommends that for active air traffic controllers the age of retirement should be closer to 50 than 55.

See: WP155 – Santiago 1999

IFATCA Policy is:

In view of the peculiarity and uniqueness of the profession of Air Traffic Control, and in the interest of air safety, air traffic controllers should be awarded retirement at an earlier age than that of the national retirement age.

The retirement age for air traffic controllers should be determined by negotiations at the national level, taking into consideration the physical and psychological demands and the occupational stress the profession involves.

Air Traffic Controller retirement legislation must be accompanied by an adequate superannuation scheme which enables the controller to receive pension benefits as if service had continued to national retirement age.

See: WP138 – Ottawa 1994, WP49 – Brussels 1979

See also: Policy on “Loss of Licence” – WP8 – Athens 1985

IFATCA Policy is:

ANSPs must not increase retirement ages in an attempt to address ATCO staff shortage issues.

A course in order to prepare ATCOs should be made available by their employer in order to facilitate the transition between an active controlling career, and becoming a retired professional.

See: WP163 – Dubrovnik 2009


Last Update: October 2, 2020  

November 5, 2019   370   Jean-Francois Lepage    WC    

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