Catalogue description Ministry of Aviation and successors: Chief Air Traffic Control Officer: Registered Files (TC Series)

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Reference: AVIA 87
Title: Ministry of Aviation and successors: Chief Air Traffic Control Officer: Registered Files (TC Series)

Files of the Ministry of Aviation, the Board of Trade and the Department of Trade and Industry relating to air traffic control services and communications, including inspection and accidents policy.

The TC file series (it is believed that the prefix TC stands for '' Traffic Control'') was raised in 1964 and continued in use until at least 1971. Some files from the ACNO file series were re-registered to the TC series.

Date: 1963-1971

The records were transferred in more than one batch. Within each batch the records are arranged in original reference order.

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: TC file series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Board of Trade, Civil Aviation Department, 1966-1970

Department of Trade and Industry, 1970-1974

Ministry of Aviation, 1959-1967

Physical description: 4 file(s)
Administrative / biographical background:

The Chief Air Traffic Control Officer was responsible for policy relating: the recruitment, licensing, certification and examination of air traffic control personnel; air traffic control complements, staffing and training; air traffic control instruments and the Manual of Air Traffic Control; the inspection of state and non-state air traffic control units; and advice to overseas territories on air traffic control matters.

The Directorate was organised in four branches, ATC 1-4. It was initially part of the Ministry of Aviation, but became part of the Board of Trade in 1966. In 1970 the Board of Trade, including the Chief Air Traffic Control Officer's Directorate, was reorganised and the Chief Air Traffic Controller became part of the Department of Trade and Industry.

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