Maldives joins global air traffic control association

The Maldives Air Traffic Controllers Association (MATCA) has joined the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers Association (IFATCA).

MATCA’s president Saddam Ahmed Saeed and secretary Yusuf Naeem took part in IFATCA’s 59th annual general meeting, which was held in Spain on Friday (May 9), local media has reported.

The vice president of MATCA Amhaar Mahraan Mohamed told Haveeru today that being a member of an international organisation will provide the MATCA updated on the latest developments in professional opinions and security in the field.

“The international federation usually gives advice on improvement techniques and keeps us updated on new developments in the field. One of the biggest objectives of the association is to provide professional opinions and strengthen air transport facilities. We will be granted all these opportunities now that we are also a member there,” he said.