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The NATCA team works hard to ensure we have a presence not only at ZNY and FAA headquarters but also in the global aviation community. We are recognized as an influential leader in both safety and air traffic modernization. NATCA makes it our mission to not only educate our members, but to make a positive impact on every single end user of the system. We are committed to representing our members’ best interests through collaboration with the FAA.
At its core, NATCA is a family. We look out for one another. We fight for each other. We stand up and say, “What do you need done?” We tell the world how proud we are of our family members. Most importantly, we stick together. No matter what.
The NATCA National Safety and Technology Department supports and represents the membership on all operational and workplace safety issues. The department also provides representation through Article 48 representatives to the membership on many technology and equipment upgrades.
The NATCA National Office Communications Department serves the membership by providing news and information through a variety of printed, electronic and online resources. The department also promotes the great safety work and professionalism of its members to the public through the news media and other public relations opportunities.
The NATCA National Office Labor Relations Department provides legal support, advice, and representation in matters involving enforcement of NATCA’s collective bargaining agreements, the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute, the National Labor Relations Act, and other laws, rules and regulations.
The NATCA Government Affairs Department serves our membership by working to influence U.S. aviation policy. We do that by educating elected officials on aviation safety matters, as well as other policy issues impacting our membership at the federal, state, and local levels.
With your NATCA membership comes an array of benefits that will only enhance your overall union experience. In this section, you will find details regarding the benefits open to you, ranging everywhere from insurance options to travel discounts.
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Friday, 11 June 2010 19:00
Welcome to our website. I hope you find the information here relevant and useful to you.
As a federal sector labor union we are committed to being open and accountable to you, and we actively pursue ways to keep you informed about our activities. Our website is one of the ways we do this. Our mission is to preserve, promote, and improve the working conditions, professionalism and competence of all our members; to preserve, promote, and improve the rights of its members through all lawful means; to preserve, promote, and improve the safety of air traffic within the United States, its Territories and Possessions, and maintain her leadership role in the aviation community.
Our mission is truly supported by our steadfast commitment to our membership and the safety of the flying public we proudly serve.
Like many labor organizations, we rely on the passion, talent and energy of dedicated volunteers. Our volunteer executive-board guides our work and makes the decisions. We are also fortunate to have numerous committees, which along with their regional and national counterparts, serve to improve the working conditions of the membership and help ensure the safety of the flying public.
We have attempted to provide the resources required of our membership. So please, explore the site and get acquainted with the information we’ve provided. If you have a specific question, please view our FAQ section. If you can’t find the answer within our site, please contact us and we’ll be happy to provide you with an answer to your question. If you have any suggestions as to how we might further enhance our website, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Cordially and Fraternally,
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Vice President's Message
Written by John Higgins
Sunday, 04 July 2010 00:00
Welcome to the New York Center. New York Center takes pride in having over 90% of its members in NATCA. Our members have helped to build this great Union and have fought for the protection of the profession you have chosen. Through activism and solidarity, we have made the National Airspace System the best air traffic system in the world. As a member, you will benefit from the sacrifices of your predecessors. Please join us and help secure the future of all air traffic controllers.
Vice President, NATCA-ZNY
Last Updated on Sunday, 20 April 2014 06:13
Welcome To New York ARTCC (ZNY)
ZNY was the world’s first ARTCC and controls 3.27 million square miles of airspace. Of that airspace, 17,000 square miles are mainland airspace, and the remaining 3.25 million square miles are oceanic airspace. Handling 2.8 million annual operations, ZNY services six of the top 20 busiest towers and three of the top 15 busiest Terminal Radar Approach Controls (TRACONs) in what is regarded as the most complex airspace in the United States. ZNY is one of the busiest facilities in the world with regards to volume of traffic versus volume of airspace.
The domestic airspace of ZNY overlies parts of three states, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. It abuts Boston ARTCC (ZBW) to the north, Cleveland ARTCC (ZOB) to the west, Washington ARTCC (ZDC) to the south, and overlies the New York TRACON (N90). The facility’s Oceanic airspace overlies the Atlantic Ocean.
ZNY has six areas of specialization subdivided into 31 domestic and 13 Advanced Technologies and Oceanic Procedures (ATOP)/Oceanic sectors. Approximately 75 percent of the domestic airspace is now single-site adapted, which allows for the use of terminal separation standards (three nautical miles) where integrated.
- Area A covers the southern edge of Pennsylvania and feeds arrivals into PCT (Potomac Consolidated TRACON) which runs arrivals and departures for Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), and other area airports. Area A also handles traffic landing Philadelphia from the west, and aircraft departing from PHL and the New York metro area headed to the west and southwest.
- Area B covers the East side of Pennsylvania, all of New Jersey, and Long Island west of Deer Park (DPK). Area B controls departures heading west, south, and southwest out of N90 (New York TRACON). Area B also sequences all Boston Logan (BOS) arrivals traveling over JFK Airport (JFK) and Hartford's Bradley International Airport (BDL).
- Area C covers the northern edge of Pennsylvania and bor-ders the Boston Center to the north and Cleveland Center to the west. Area C controls both eastbound arrivals into JFK and westbound departures out of the New York tracon (N90.)
- Area D is in the middle of Pennsylvania and borders the Cleveland ARTCC's (ZOB) east border. Area D handles Philadelphia arrivals and departures to the west and northwest. Area D's High Altitude sectors handle west-bound N90 departures, and arrivals into LGA and EWR. Area D is also unique in that in it serves as a full time approach control to such airports as State College (UNV), Williamsport (IPT) as well as other surrounding airports.
- Area E is the first set of Oceanic sectors that mainly have control over the Atlantic just offshore from New York and New Jersey. Area E maintains three “offshore” Oceanic radar sectors that feed arrivals and departures transition-ing from the NATS (North Atlantic Tracks) into airports such as IAD, JFK, EWR, and PHL.
- Area F is the other set of Oceanic sectors, and maintains control of the South Atlantic. Just like Area E, Area F as-sumes responsibility for two "offshore" high altitude Oceanic radar sectors just off the coast of New York. Area F also controls the area of the North Atlantic including Bermuda and the Caribbean area. (Bermuda International Airport only controls flights on approach, departure, and while on the ground.)
ZNY air traffic controllers guide commercial, general aviation and military aircraft. A large volume of the facility’s air traffic is international flights (foreign aircraft carriers).
Unique to working at this Center is its close proximity to several major metropolitan airports, its oceanic operations across the North Atlantic, including in Bermuda and the Caribbean area, and the severe weather season the area experiences from mid- April through September.