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Air traffic controller found guilty by Bülach District Court

The Bülach (ZH) District Court today found a skyguide air traffic controller guilty of negligent disruption of public transport.

The incident occurred at Zurich Airport on 22 August 2012. A commercial aircraft of the Darwin Airline took off and a private sports aircraft on a training flight approached. There was neither damage to property nor personal injury. Skyguide regrets this latest conviction of one of its air traffic controllers.

 

Safety is skyguide’s top priority. In order to ensure this, the safety culture practiced at skyguide is crucial. This «just culture» is designed to ensure that mistakes that are neither intentional nor grossly negligent are not subject to disciplinary sanctions. Skyguide is committed to this «just culture». In this way, the organisation can learn quickly from mistakes and take measures to avoid them in the future. This leads to greater safety in Swiss airspace for all users.

 

Skyguide stands behind and continues to support the air traffic controller convicted today. His employment at skyguide is not called into question by the conviction.