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2019 Airspace Modernisation progress report confirms GATCO as a stakeholder

The CAA's 2019 Airspace Modernisation progress report published on the 19th of December confirms the presence of GATCO as a engagement stakeholder, being the only independent organisation in the Airspace Modernisation Strategy (AMS) Governance Structure representing the views of civil and military air traffic controllers, flight information service officers and ATM professionals around the [...]

2019-12-20T12:00:24+00:0020-Dec-2019|GATCO News|

Airspace Classification Review 2019-2020

Consultation: 17th December 2019 - 3rd March 2020.The CAA would like stakeholders to help them identify volumes of controlled airspace in which the classification could be amended to better reflect the needs of all airspace users on an equitable basis. Three more stages will follow this consultation: shortlisting of volumes of airspace, developing a regulatory [...]

2019-12-17T21:28:04+00:0017-Dec-2019|Consultations|

Shetland Space Centre Airspace Change Proposal

Consultation: 17th December 2019 - 10th January 2020. The Shetland Space Centre (SSC) is developing a vertical launch spaceport on the island of Unst, Shetland. The spaceport will launch small rockets into space from Lamba Ness on Unst in a northerly direction over the sea. To ensure that the launching rockets are protected from [...]

2019-12-17T21:11:21+00:0017-Dec-2019|Consultations|

2nd GATCO-BALPA Controller-Pilot Symposium: airspace modernisation, drones, just culture…

GATCO, the British Airline Pilots' Association (BALPA) and other aviation and ATM stakeholders got together for the 2nd one-day Controller-Pilot Symposium on the 16th of October at the Holiday Inn London Heathrow M4 Jct 4. The event attracted around 65 aviation and ATM professionals and the discussions therein showed the level of interest pilots [...]

2019-10-22T22:02:14+00:0022-Oct-2019|GATCO News|

GATCO at the 2019 IFATCA European Regional Meeting

GATCO has attended the 2019 International Federation of Air Traffic Control Associations’ (IFATCA) European Regional Meeting (ERM) from the 8th to the 10th October in Aqaba, Jordan. GATCO was represented by President, Luis Barbero; Manager Finance, Richard Eggleton and Olivia May, GATCO/IFATCA Rep. As indicated at last year's ERM, the ATM capacity [...]

2019-10-22T21:12:11+00:0013-Oct-2019|GATCO News|

NATS Free Route Airspace Deployment 1

Consultation: 17th September 2019 - 10th December 2019. The implementation of Free Route Airspace (FRA) by EU member states was mandated in European Law under the EU Implementing Regulation EU 716/2014. NATS is proposing to introduce FRA across UK airspace in four deployments. The first (Deployment 1), across Scottish Sectors, will allow aircraft in upper [...]

2019-12-17T20:55:29+00:0023-Sep-2019|Past Consultations|

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|
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