The Northern-Italy ATC Controlled Area (NIATCA)
|The Northern-Italy ATC Controlled Area (NIATCA)
Current official NIATCA logo.
The Northern-Italy ATC Controlled Area (NIATCA project or just NIATCA) is an organization that provides ATC services in the north of Italy. It includes the most important airports of the region, also of neighboring nations that are relevant crossroads. Most of the main ATC sessions can be found on Lenny's website.
Beginnings (December 2013/January 2014)
The idea of a North Italian controlled area was formed during the Christmas holidays. A small group of two or three ATC controllers (callsigns: USAF_AV, LIPX_TW and LIMCiss) controlled frequently in the same time respectively Aviano Air Base, Verona Villafranca Airport and Milan Malpensa Airport. After some time, J Maverick (USAF_AV) had an idea: creating an organization of ATC controllers to offer services in the Northern-Italy to pilots who fly in, from and to the local area. These three guys started working together to create a sort of organization. Different names were proposed such as LIPX-Triangle, inspired by the EDDF-Triangle in Germany. But then it was decided to involve more airports and the project's name became The Northern-Italy ATC Controlled Area (NIATCA).
Project announcement (January 2014/February 2014)
After working hard during the Christmas holidays and all January 2014, the project was announced to the public on February 1st on the FG Forum by ElGaton. At first, the airports involved were (casual order): LIPA, LIPX, LIMC, LIML, LIPQ, LSZS, LIPZ, LIME, LOWI, LIMF, LIMJ and LIPH. ATC sessions were planned every week, especially in the week-ends, when most of the airspace was controlled.
First services and Google+ page (February 2014/March 2014)
|J Maverick 16
|Aviano Air Base, Trieste-Ronchi dei Legionari Airport
|Verona Villafranca Airport
|Milano Malpensa Airport
|Venezia Tessera Airport
|Bologna "G. Marconi" Airport
|Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport
|Milano Linate Airport
|Torino Caselle Airport
|Genova Sestri Airport
Unmanned airports (searching for volunteers)
Joining the NIATCA
If you want to join the project, please use the application form. ...