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European ATM - 2010: The year of the aviation strike?


2010 could well be the year of the aviation industry strike, particularly in Europe, where the combination of cost cutting, lay-offs and a slow-boil on the economic recovery is creating a simmering mix of worker militancy. Pilot, cabin crew and air traffic controller (ATCO) strikes have simmered across the continent over the first half of the year, even as airlines and related industries attempt to climb out of the worst crisis the industry has seen in 70 years.

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  • Global downturn puts the squeeze on ANSPs
  • ANSPs move to control costs
  • Job losses and the controller shortage
  • Controller power
  • Where to next?

Graphs and data:

  • Summary of recent ATCO strike threats/activity in Europe
  • Worldwide IFR movements: 2007 to 2009
  • EUROCONTROL 2010 IFR movements forecast
  • EUROCONTROL average daily aircraft movements: 2001-2010
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