Guidance - Employing Ukrainian Air Traffic Controllers (ATCOs) in the EU and beyond

The European Commission and EASA have been solicited a number of times concerning the possible deployment of Ukrainian air traffic controllers (ATCOs) from States wishing to assist in a way to facilitate their swift re-introduction in operations once their national airspace will reopen.

This note illustrates the related currently applicable EU regulatory framework and the ongoing relevant regulatory activities for the introduction of a mechanism for the crediting of third-country ATCO qualification to obtain an EU ATCO licence; it also provides a description and an assessment of scenarios proposed by some States to facilitate Ukrainian ATCOs for the purposes described above.