A notification limiting the volume of air traffic movements in the FIR/UIR Casablanca was published by Morocco’s Unified National Bureau of Air Traffic Controllers, a group that represents Moroccan air traffic controllers.
On August 3, 2022, the “social movement,” which will last for 15 days, will begin.
The restrictions on air traffic movements will adhere to specific “modalities,” the union said in a press release that Newsaero published.
- The acceptance of only one air traffic every 30 minutes per FIR/UIR entry point across all flight levels including in Agadir and Casablanca.
- Only one hour is permitted between two departures from Marrakech and Agadir.
- Only one hour is permitted between two departures in Casablanca and in the northern, southern, and eastern sectors of Morocco.
The message went on to say that state flights, sanitary flights, emergency flights, and national military flights would not be subject to the limitations.
According to Newsaero, the Union was driven to enact the limits because they want to reform, rehabilitate, and further recognize the air traffic controller profession, which is currently struggling with a personnel shortage.
According to Newsaero, the Union is pleading with management to review its investment and policy on air traffic controllers.