The International Flight Information Service Association (IFISA) is a worldwide organization representing Flight Information Service Officers (FISO).
The goals of the Association are: to promote safety, efficiency, and regularity in international air navigation; to assist and advise in the development of safe and orderly systems of air traffic services and new procedures and facilities; to promote and uphold a high standard of knowledge and professional efficiency among flight information service officers. To achieve this, IFISA closely cooperates with national and international aviation authorities and institutions concerned with air navigation; it sponsors and supports the passage of legislation and regulations which will increase and protect the safety of air navigation.
The Association is registered in Sweden, where it was founded in 2015, but has board members worldwide. IFISA enjoys a worldwide reputation amongst partners in air traffic management, with representation in many areas, including EASA and EUROCONTROL working groups.
The International Day of the Flight Information Service Officer (sometimes named the acronym: FISO Day), celebrated on September 1st each year, reminds us of the vision of the founding members; it also celebrates the men and women who 24/7 help make air travel the safest possible mode of transport. It is also a day to learn more about the job and profession of the Flight Information Service Officers, who work day and night, including weekends and holidays, to help keep pilots and their passengers safe.
Flight Information Service Officers provide service and information to pilots in extreme weather conditions to enhance and provide safety for pilots and air travellers. Flight Information Service Officers also monitor and support planes’ movement through the airspace. The Flight Information Service Officers also give pilots information on runway conditions and traffic at airports of various sizes.