Airservices Australia honours its guardians of the Australian sky

An air traffic controller surveys his domain

Airservices Australia, the nation’s air navigation service provider, is today celebrating International Day of the Air Traffic Controller (IDATC).

Airservices is proud of its world-class safety record and safety-first culture.

Our air traffic controllers (ATCs) play a vital role in safeguarding air travel. Did you know Airservices’ ATCs manage 11 per cent of the world’s airspace?

Our highly skilled ATCs are among the world’s best, managing the safe and orderly flow of aircraft into, out of, and between airports throughout Australia.

Guardians of the Australian sky, Airservices’ ATCs are the unsung heroes who safely and efficiently guide an average of 3,800 planes every day, in perfect harmony – protecting both the Australian travelling public and our customer airlines.

We are based around the country – operating from 29 airport control towers, two major centres in Melbourne and Brisbane and terminal control units in Sydney and Perth.

And we’re also continuing to invest in our workforce across Australia, including by recruiting and training ATCs nationwide.

Airservices is always on the lookout for new talent – recruiting up to 140 trainees per year.

To learn more about the air traffic controller trainee program, register your interest here.

About Airservices

Airservices Australia is responsible for the safe and efficient management of 11 per cent of the world’s airspace and the provision of aviation rescue fire fighting services at Australia’s busiest airports. We connect people with their world safely – linking family and friends, generating economic activity, creating jobs and facilitating trade and tourism.

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