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  • Fiji ATC operations return to normal

    Update Apr 2: ATC operations have returned to normal across Fiji, following last week’s strike by air traffic controllers. On Fri Mar 29, an Arbitration Court ordered they return to work, although…

  • OPSGROUP featured on Al Jazeera

    As a group of 4000 pilots, dispatchers, and controllers, we stand for safety ahead of commerce. Al Jazeera interviewed our founder, Mark Zee, about the current risk in Ethiopian airspace created by…

  • ATC Strike over, but nine Ethiopian Air Traffic Controllers remain in jail

    5th September, update: As of this morning, most controllers have returned to work. Some concessions made by ECAA. Addis ACC and TWR are again staffed with qualified controllers, so the safety situation,…

  • Ethiopia risking flight safety to cover up ATC strike

    Ethiopian ATC on strike, no Notams, government hush up OPSGROUP alert for the  Addis Ababa FIR Airspace risk – unrated controllers, some foreign and unfamiliar Air Traffic Controllers are on strike in…

  • Italy ATC strike CANCELLED

    Update 17 July: The 24hr ATC strike planned for July 21 has now been CANCELLED. Controllers at all the ACC sectors were planning to take part, and additional strikes were planned at…

  • French ATC strike 22 May – this one’s looking bad

    Impact from todays ATC French strike is looking worse than usual. As things stand at 0600Z, there are a total of 400,000 delay minutes attributed to ATC Industrial Action in the ATC…

  • Italy ATC Strike announced for May 8th

    All airports in Italy and all ACC’s are planning a strike for Tuesday May 8th, from 08-16Z. Overflights, and intercontinental flights (eg US arrivals) are exempt. Expect disruption on the ground at all…

  • How to survive a French ATC strike

    There’s a normal pattern to French ATC strikes – controllers who are unhappy about a range of issues (mainly salaries and labour reforms) announce they plan to take industrial action, Eurocontrol puts…

  • French ATC Strike March 2018

    A French ATC strike is due to take place from 18z on Mar 21 until 05z on Mar 23, and it looks like it’s going to be a bad one. En-route regulations…

  • French Guiana ATC strikes continue

    There seems to be no end in sight for the French Guiana ATC strikes. Here’s the current situation: SOOO FIR: the entire airspace will be uncontrolled from 00-11z until further notice (extended…

  • Iraq ATC strike – update

    At 0800 local this morning, Iraqi controllers returned to work. For the last few days, Iraqi ATC had been on strike for better pay, effectively closing the Baghdad FIR and intermittently Baghdad…

  • National Italian ATC Strike (cancelled)

    Update: 1800Z / 24October Good news–the strike scheduled for October 27th has been cancelled, no disruptions in ATC services to be expected.  All FIRs have issued NOTAMs accordingly. — Italy ATC Unions…

  • French ATC strike updates

    Several ATC unions have called for a national strike, affecting French airports and airspace from Monday evening at 1700UTC (Oct 9) through Wednesday at 0400UTC (Oct 11). All FIRs are experiencing high…

  • Week-long ATC Strike announced: France

    This is different to last years Summer of Strikes – where we had 12  French ATC strikes, but almost all were for 48 periods. This new strike is posted for a Monday-Friday, starting at…

  • Iceland ATC Strike Over

    We say the words with trepidation, because it’s been promised a few times over the last few months but then closures continued – but what we can tell you is that: There…

  • Iceland ATC strike bigger than ever

    We had some really positive hints at a resolution of the Iceland ATC strike last week, but it’s not over yet – by any measure. Today sees another long list of airspace…

  • Summer of ATC Strikes: This weeks update

    European Air Traffic Controllers are striking in a fight against changes emanating from labour reform and the Single European Sky initiative. Curiously, Greece – normally a big fan of ATC strikes during the summer…

  • Iceland ATC strike – a solution

    The strike goes on … but there may be a solution by Friday this week. Icelandic MPs passed a bill forcing a resolution to the ongoing pay dispute with air traffic controllers. The…

  • Reykjavik Oceanic Closure

    BIRD/Reykjavik Oceanic Operators planning eastbound flights across the NAT should be aware of a NOTAM issued earlier by Reykjavik Oceanic/Iceland ATC, that essentially asks traffic to avoid the airspace wherever possible, due…