Update: 1800Z / 24October
Good news–the strike scheduled for October 27th has been cancelled, no disruptions in ATC services to be expected. All FIRs have issued NOTAMs accordingly.
Italy ATC Unions have announced a strike on October 27th, which is a Friday (big surprise there). As of now, the strike is expected to take place from 1100-1500UTC.
Negotiations are ongoing, and we have our contacts in Italy keeping us updated to any developments and impact to operations.
ENAV has confirmed the strike could affect:
Milano, Roma, and Brindisi ACCs, ATS and MET at a large chunk of Italian airports, the flight planning data office, ground communications, weather forecasting units…it’s a large strike.
Read up on the full NOTAM below, and we’ll get the updates here when they’re posted.
DUE TO STRIKE OF PART OF OPERATIONAL PERSONNEL FOLLOWING AIR NAVIGATION SERVICES MAY BE AFFECTED: 1) LIBB, LIMM, LIPP AND LIRR ACC/FIC 2) ATS AND MET OBS PROVIDED BY ENAV, AT: LIBD LIBF LIBG LIBP LIBR LIEE LIEO LIMA LIMC LIME LIPH LIPK LIPO LIPQ LIPR LIRI LIRN LIRQ LIRU LIRZ 3) ATS/AIS/MET AND COM PROVIDED BY - NOTAM OFFICE (NOF-AFTN LIIAYNYX) - ATS REPORTING OFFICES WITH CENTRAL BRIEFING OFFICE CAPABILITY (ARO-CBO ROMA-AFTN LIRFZPZX AND ARO-CBO MILANO-AFTN LIMLZPZX) NOTAM IN FORCE - INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION CENTRE (ICC-AFTN LIIDYFYX) - CENTRALIZED AUTOMATED FLIGHT PLANNING DATA OFFICE (AODO-AFTN LIIRZEZX) - GROUND GROUND COMMUNICATION MONITORING UNIT (CME) 4) METEOROLOGICAL FORECASTING UNITS (UPM ROMA-AFTN LIJRYMYX AND UPM MILANO-AFTN LIJLYMYX). REMARKS: A) ACCORDING TO ITALIAN LAW 146/90 AND 83/2000 THE PROVISION OF ATS WILL BE GRANTED TO: - STATE/HEAD/FFR/MEDEVAC/HOSP/HUM/SAR/ATFMX AND EMERGENCY FLIGHT - OVERFLYING FLT AND STATE AIRCRAFT - INCOMING INTERCONTINENTAL FLT - FLT TO/FM ITALIAN ISLANDS AND DEP INTERCONTINENTAL AS IDENTIFIED BY CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY - ALL OTHER FLT SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED BY CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY B) DURING STRIKE ATS/AIS/MET MAY BE PROVIDED TO ADDITIONAL FLT ACCORDING TO RELEVANT FLOW CONTROL MEASURES FOR LIBB LIMM LIPP LIRR ACC ISSUED IN DUE TIME BY EUROCONTROL DNM (DIRECTORATE NETWORK MANAGER) C) AVAILABILITY OF AIR NAVIGATION SERVICES PROVIDED BY ATS/AIS /MET/COM UNITS WILL BE ANNOUNCED BY SPECIFIC NOTAM