Due to the abrupt change in the air traffic caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, BULATSA suspends the recruitment of air traffic controllers until 2022.
The aviation sector is one of the most significantly affected by the crisis and after the anti-epidemic measures introduced by the states, the traffic reached unprecedented low levels, with decrease of almost 88% compared to 2019.
According to initial forecasts, the expectations were for a smooth recovery in the summer of 2020 to minus 50%, and at the end of the year to reach minus 20%. However, the actual reported values were minus 58% compared to 2019.
The latest forecast for recovery of the aviation sector in Europe is for a gradual increase in the air traffic over the next 4 years. The expectations for a possible reaching the levels of 2019 are not until the year 2025.
Taking into account the difficult economic situation in the aviation sector, BULATSA reconsidered its plans for selection and training of air traffic controllers, and decided to temporarily suspend the admission of candidates for the profession.
Those, who have submitted documents for participation in the selection for this year, will have to apply again and meet the requirements as set at the time of announcing a new session.
According to initial plans, the resumption of the campaign for recruitment of new candidates for air traffic controllers is expected to happen after the first quarter of 2022, but the decisions in this regard will be taken after taking into account the current situation. For more information, follow our website and Facebook page.