As Indian aviation reaches record traffic levels, the government has set out to address a shortage of air traffic control officers (ATCOs) by filling 80% of vacant posts in the next six months. The Airports Authority of India is in the process of hiring 356 of the 519 ATCO vacancies by August-September, two officials said. Currently, 519 posts of air traffic controllers are vacant as per sanctioned posts. But only 356 vacancies will be filled this year. As of 31 January, the sanctioned strength of Air Traffic Controllers in Airports Authority of India (AAI) was 4,211 against which 3,692 ATCOs are in place.
AAI ATCO Tentative Vacancies
A total of 356 vacancies will be released this year. Category-wise vacancies are given below.
AAI ATCO Important Dates
Notification Release Date
Start Date to Apply
Last Date to Apply
To be released
AAI ATCO Application Fees
SC/ST/PWD/Female candidates and Apprentices who have successfully completed one year of Apprenticeship Training
AAI ATCO Eligibility: Educational Qualifications
Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in the concerned discipline from a recognized university.
AAI ATCO Age Limit
Maximum age: 27 years
Candidates must fulfill age limit as on 14 July 2023.
Candidates who are domiciled in the state of Jammu and Kashmir from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989