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Signature of the declaration on the future of the Single European Sky

On the 11th of September 2019, during the "Digital European Sky - High Level Conference on the Future of the Single European Sky", organised by the European Commission and the Finnish Presidency, 21 aviation stakeholders, including IFATCA and with the collaboration of GATCO, signed the joint declaration on the future of the Single European Sky [...]

2019-09-12T08:46:51+00:0012-Sep-2019|GATCO News|

2nd Controller-Pilot Symposium – 16th Oct 2019

GATCO and the British Airline Pilots' Association (BALPA) are hosting a one-day Controller-Pilot Symposium on Wednesday 16th of October 2019 at the Holiday Inn London Heathrow M4 Jct 4: Holiday Inn London Heathrow M4 Jct 4 Sipson Rd, Sipson, West Drayton UB7 0HP +44 (0) 871 942 90 95 The event aims [...]

2019-09-05T10:58:05+00:0001-Aug-2019|GATCO News|

65th GATCO Annual General Meeting – 15th Oct 2019

The 65th GATCO Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday 15th of October 2019 at 3:00pm at the Holiday Inn London Heathrow M4 Jct 4: Holiday Inn London Heathrow M4 Jct 4 Sipson Rd, Sipson, West Drayton UB7 0HP Agenda 1. Apologies for Absence 2. Record of Proxy Votes 3. Remembrances [...]

2019-07-26T17:45:31+00:0023-Jul-2019|GATCO News|

Swiss ATCO conviction – GATCO letter to the Swiss Embassy in the UK

On the 27th of June 2019, The Swiss Federal Supreme Court rejected an appeal by an air traffic controller, convicted of negligent disruption of public transport by the Federal Criminal Court in Bellinzona, for an incident which took place in 2013 and which resulted in no loss of lives and no material damage. The incident [...]

2019-07-19T12:53:39+00:0019-Jul-2019|GATCO News|

SES III Mission Possible? – IFATCA white paper

IFATCA, with the collaboration of GATCO, has published today and sent to the European Commission the white paper "Single European Sky III - Mission Possible?". The paper presents IFATCA's views on the reasons behind the delay in the implementation of the Single European Sky (SES) and gives five recommendations to achieve an interoperable, standardised and [...]

2019-06-27T18:24:55+00:0027-Jun-2019|GATCO News|

GATCO and IFATCA react to the article “A Holding Pattern” in The Economist

GATCO and IFATCA have published a joint letter in response to the article "A Holding Pattern" in The Economist magazine. That article has also been published on The Economist website with the title "Losing Control - Air Traffic Control is a Mess". You can read the article of The Economist here. While GATCO and [...]

2019-06-18T20:11:47+00:0018-Jun-2019|GATCO News|

2019 IFATCA Annual Conference in Costa Rica

GATCO has taken active part in the 2019 IFATCA Annual Conference in Costa Rica. The delegation representing the UK was formed of 6 GATCO members: Luis Barbero, (President), Mark Taylor (Deputy President), Jez Pigden (Vice President Policy), Katie Mason (Executive Secretary), Tom Harrison (Manager Professional and Legal and member of IFATCA's Professional and Legal [...]

2019-06-15T13:38:16+00:0015-Jun-2019|GATCO News|

Decision making process for PPR (planned and permanent redistribution of air traffic) proposals

Consultation: 9th May 2019 - 7th July 2019. A Planned and Permanent Redistribution of air traffic (PPR) concerns changes in the way existing airspace is used, rather than changes in the airspace design itself. The air traffic control operational procedures form a framework within which each air traffic controller makes individual aircraft-by-aircraft decisions. The [...]

2019-07-18T18:49:01+00:0009-May-2019|Past Consultations|

Charge proposal for the UK Drone Registration Scheme

Consultation: 26th April 2019 - 7th June 2019. This consultation covers the CAA's charge proposal for the Government mandated UK Drone Registration Scheme, which is due to be launched from 1 October 2019 and is a legal requirement under the Air Navigation Order from 30 November 2019. The CAA is proposing an annual charge of [...]

2019-06-22T10:20:25+00:0030-Apr-2019|Past Consultations|