Air traffic controller

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Term air traffic controller
Status


Mandatory for


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Synonyms

air traffic control officer

Related entries

air traffic control service

Broader term


Narrower term

ATCO on other duties

ATCO in OPS

Abbreviation

ATCO

Definition

1. An air traffic controller, qualified in accordance with Annex 1 — Personnel Licensing, and holding a rating appropriate to the assigned functions.

2. A person authorized to provide air traffic control services.

Definition Source

1. ICAO, Official definition, OPLINKP/1-WP/33 App. I

2. ICAO, DOC 9426 Air Traffic Services Planning Manual 1984, p. V-1-1-5

Note

EUROCONTROL definition:

The holder of a valid ATC licence which permits the individual to control traffic at a specific operational unit. Executive controllers, planning controllers, and supervisors are ATCOs. For the purpose of performance assessment, the total number of ATCOs that hold a valid licence can be broken down into two subcategories: ATCO in OPS and ATCO on other duties.

Note Source

EUROCONTROL Specification for Economic Information Disclosure, Edition 2.6, Edition date: 31.12.2008, Reference nr: EUROCONTROL-SPEC-0117