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Air safety personnel from around the world to meet in Sept

Last Updated: Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 12:34

New Delhi: Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnels (ATSEPs) from around the world will gather here in September to discuss issues and ways to make air travel more safe and efficient.

Around 200 ATSEPs from across the globe would assemble here from September 10 to 14 for the 42nd IFATSEA General Assembly, which is being organised by CNS Officers' Guild.

The International Federation of Air Traffic Safety Electronics Associations (IFATSEA) is a non-political body of the professional associations of Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnels (ATSEPs) from around the world, of which CNS Officers' Guild is a member.

"As we all know that aviation is a dynamic field. And new technologies replace the old to make the air navigation system and air travel more safe. This General Assembly would help our Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) personnel to know about latest developments and also discuss issues of our highly skilled profession," said Subit Kobiraj, General Secretary of CNS Officers' Guild.

The Air traffic controllers and pilots use CNS facilities to manage air traffic movement. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) provides CNS services at all Indian airports, including privately operated ones and limited navigation services at defence airfields.

"A CNS personnel has be technology savvy and ability to cope with physical, psychological stress. Our profession provides the opportunity to work in a dynamically developing field, along with strong future prospects but we have a common problems and issues also," said Shamsher Singh, president, CNS Officers' Guild.

This is the first time that such an international gathering is taking place in India, he added.


First Published: Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 12:34
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