100 Years Air Traffic Control

Ghana Air Traffic Controllers’ Association

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!

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.

Our Expertise

GHATCA members uphold a high standard of knowledge and
professional efficiency in carrying out their duties.
Our highly skilled controllers are experts in:

This webinar seeks to create awareness about the significance of mental health and stress management in aviation and offers a platform for knowledge sharing and dialogue among industry professionals. By addressing these vital issues openly and proactively, we aim to contribute to the well-being and resilience of those who navigate the skies, ensuring safe and efficient operations within the aviation fraternity and underscoring the importance of a supportive and stigma-free environment.

As part of celebrations to mark the International Day of the Air Traffic Controller, join us for an insightful webinar as we discuss the challenges faced by aviation professionals, the impact of these challenges on well-being, and the importance of promoting a culture of psychological safety. We are privileged to have an expert who will share his knowledge and perspectives on this important topic. 

Join us for an insightful webinar as we discuss the concept of separation between Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSPs) and the Regulator in the Aviation Industry. This conversation seeks to explore the rationale behind the separation, its benefits, challenges, and key considerations for successful implementation. We are privileged to have two distinguished speakers who will share their expertise and perspectives on this important topic. Whether you are an aviation professional, or just interested in the aviation industry, this session will provide valuable insights into the separation of ANSPs and the Regulator. 
Register now to secure your spot for this informative webinar. Don’t miss the opportunity to gain valuable insights from industry experts and deepen your understanding on the separation of ANSPs and Regulators. 

Health and Wellbeing of Aviation Professionals (Virtual)
Date: 17th March, 2023
Time: 11:00 am (UTC)

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.

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.

GHATCA BLOG

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.

Corporate Social Responsibility

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..

2021

In 2021, the State School for the Deaf in Ashiaman benefitted from the GHATCA CSR program.

2019

2018

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