Cayman’s air traffic controllers have formed a nonprofit association to promote and enhance their profession.
Led by Jay Evans, the Cayman Islands Air Traffic Controllers Association aims to promote and protect the interests of the profession and, among other objectives, encourage a high standard of ethics and conduct among members.
The association also aims to encourage adherence to safety rules and support regulations and laws that benefit working conditions and the safety of air travelers.
Mr. Evans said, “We look forward to raising the stature of the air traffic control profession by inspiring the advancement of aviation and air traffic control in the Cayman Islands.”
He thanked law firm Walkers, which donated legal services to the association, for its “efforts and diligence in assisting us in our formation.”
“We recognize the vital role played by Cayman’s air traffic controllers with respect to air travel,” said Ingrid Pierce, Walkers’ global managing partner. “We were more than happy to help the CIATCA enhance its profession.”
André Ebanks, associate with Walkers in the Investment Funds Group, who acted as lead counsel in regard to the formation of the association, said Walkers suggested that the association aim to attract young Caymanians “who may not have previously considered air traffic control to pursue a career in their profession, which is perhaps overlooked.”