The Civil Aviation Authority (Luftfartstilsynet) ordered Avinor Flysikring to take 13 air traffic controllers out of service because they worked in Avinor’s flight tower without having valid certificates, the industry website Flysmart24 reports.
The situation was discovered during an audit in late October. The 13 air traffic controllers were taken out of service with immediate effect. Some of them had worked for up to ten months without having the papers in order.
The problem was that they had not made sure to renew the certificates, as they are required to do. A certificate is valid for three years.
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