The ICAO ESAF and WACAF Regional offices, in coordination with IFATCA, have organized a webinar (English) on the theme "Manage - ICAO/IFATCA Webinar on ATC Licensing in view of COVID-19".
The primary objective of the Webinar is to address the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on personnel licensing, especially as it relates to Air Traffic Controllers; highlighting the challenges that have been faced by States to ensure the validity of licenses and guidelines for preparation of the recovery phase for the resumption of aviation operations post-COVID-19.
The Webinar targets participants from the air navigation services providers, air traffic controllers, air traffic controllers’ professional associations, the civil aviation authorities, and other stakeholders interested in the area of personnel licensing.
The discussions will include the following areas:
1. Status of ATC licensing implementation in the AFI region;
2. How States are dealing with the requirements of Annex 1 to the Chicago Convention – Personnel Licensing (with ATC in perspective) in the COVID-19 environment;
3. State preparations for the Restart/recovery phase