GHATCA is a non-profit professional body that represents the professional interest of all Air Traffic Controllers in Ghana. GHATCA promotes the highest standards in all aspects of air traffic management and is dedicated to the safety of all who travel by air.
Welcome to the official website for Ghana Air Traffic Controllers’ Association (GHATCA). On this website, you will find out about the activities of GHATCA, our industry, our members, and our focus. Enjoy the exciting journey as you navigate through our website.
The Aviation Industry is one of the industries with an unending 24-hour cycle split into shifts on a rotational basis. Regardless of the time of day, Pilots around the world continue to fly, Air Traffic Controllers manage the airspace by keeping watch and keeping airplanes safely apart, Safety Engineers work diligently to keep CNS equipment serviceable, Airside Operators marshal and push back aircraft, RFFS personnel remain on high alert etc. Inside terminal buildings are Check-in Agents, Aviation Security Personnel, Immigration Officers, Customs Officers and State Security Officials who also work round-the-clock to keep the industry safe. How can aviation professionals stay in good health and a state of well-being to be able to perform their duties effectively? What lifestyle changes are required to improve quality of life? What are the general industry-related health risk factors?
Join us for the 7th episode where we will host three esteemed Industry experts to give insights on the topic and help answer these burning questions and more.
During this webinar, we will feature Technical Experts on the African Continent who were at the forefront of dealing with the covid-19 pandemic at both National and International levels: They will be sharing their thoughts and experiences on lessons learned and how their organizations emerged through very challenging times as well as giving insights on how to build resilience going forward.
What is our preparedness level and are we as an Industry adopting a proactive or reactive approach in dealing with any future pandemics which may spring up along the way?
Please join us to find out!
The use of unmanned aircraft systems for civilian purposes has become prevalent within the last decade. Drones are gradually becoming a part of our lives with applications and uses in agriculture, aerial surveying, drone journalism, search and rescue, remote inspections, and medical supplies to inaccessible communities among others.
In this webinar, Melissa Rusanganwa from Zipline will share the experiences of Zipline in their novel use of drones to deliver badly needed medical supplies to remote communities across Africa. John Kwofie, an Air Traffic controller from the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority and a member of CANSO/AFI RPAS TASK FORCE will discuss ATM, safety issues and RPAS integration strategies whiles Raynold Senam Atadja, a Senior Aviation Safety Inspector and a member of the ICAO RPAS panel will discuss regulatory issues regarding present and future drone/RPAS use.
Marc is working as an operational air traffic controller and Centre Supervisor in Geneva ACC since over 30 years. Former President and CEO of the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers’ Associations (IFATCA) representing the technical and professional interests of more than 50,000 air traffic controllers from 137 States around the globe (8 years). He currently coordinates the SESAR and EASA activities of IFATCA. Former member of the Performance Review Body, Marc also chaired the Eurocontrol Performance Review Commission (PRC) until July 2021.
Carl Bollweg qualified for South Africa Air Force wings in July 1983. After spending 12 years in SAAF, He flew for Comair for 7 years and for South African Airways for 20 years. He is currently the president of ALPA-SA and the IFALPA RVP for AFI South.
Among its many objectives, GHATCA aims at promoting safety, efficiency and regularity in International Air Navigation; and promoting and upholding a high standard of knowledge and professional efficiency among its members.
With this goal in mind, the GHATCA blog was created: to educate and inform controllers about a variety of aviation related topics including Safety, ATM, ATFM, ASBU, Human Factors, Cybersecurity, RPAS, SWIM, UTM, and UAM.
GHATCA embarks on social projects every year to improve the quality of the lives of people
through appropriate and sustainable corporate social responsibility interventions
in communities in Ghana. GHATCA currently has two focus areas – Health and Education..
In 2021, the State School for the Deaf in Ashiaman benefitted from the GHATCA CSR program.
Exciting Air Traffic Statistics