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SES/SESAR Airspace Architecture Study Workshop

SESAR JU organised a 1.5 day event in Brussels on the 5th and 6th of July 2018 to discuss how to overcome the European airspace limitations, which are seriously impending the European aviation sector's ability to grow sustainably and compete internationally. According to SESAR JU, the fragmentation of the European airspace is estimated to [...]

2018-07-09T23:40:20+00:00 09-Jul-2018|GATCO News|

GATCO presents at the Global ATS ATM Seminar

GATCO attended the annual Global ATS ATM Seminar in Cheltenham, UK, on the 7th of June 2018, presenting our views on the future of the ATC profession. This year's seminar topics included Remote/Digital Tower Services, Electronic Flight Progress Strips (EFPS) and Human Factors; with presentations from Micro Nav, Insero Air Traffic Solutions, Ports of Jersey, [...]

2018-06-28T17:37:20+00:00 28-Jun-2018|GATCO News|

Future Airspace Strategy Implementation – Scottish Terminal Manoeuvring Area

Consultation: 30th May 2018 - 26th July 2018. NATS is proposing changes to the ATS route structure in the Scottish Terminal Manoeuvring Area. The proposal includes moving the hold for flights inbound for Glasgow, establishing RNAV5 STARs realigned to the new Glasgow hold and establishing ATS link routes to connect the proposed new Edinburgh SIDs [...]

2018-06-06T00:36:47+00:00 06-Jun-2018|Consultations|

Newcastle Airport Masterplan 2035

Consultation: 10th May 2018 - 13th September 2018. Newcastle International Airport is consulting stakeholders on its vision for the future detailed in its Masterplan 2035. The draft plan, which sets out the airport's goals for its centenary, details the facilities and infrastructure required to meet the demand for air travel in the North East and [...]

2018-05-21T21:42:56+00:00 21-May-2018|Consultations|

GATCO sends letter to Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd

GATCO has written to Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd's managing director, Inglis Lyon, detailing its concerns about the introduction of remote tower services and, in particular, multiple remote tower operations. GATCO is not opposed to remote tower operations. It strongly believes in the advancement of the ATM profession, provided the safety of the ATM system [...]

2018-05-22T09:22:36+00:00 21-May-2018|GATCO News|

GATCO and BALPA publish drone sighting guidelines

Drone sightings by commercial aircraft are on the rise. There have been numerous cases of airspaces and aerodromes being closed around the world due to reports of drones in the vicinity. In recent months, GATCO has been working together with BALPA to publish a common set of guidelines so pilots and air traffic controllers understand [...]

2018-05-21T08:48:25+00:00 09-May-2018|GATCO News|

2018 IFATCA Annual Conference in Accra, Ghana

GATCO has taken part in the 2018 IFATCA Annual Conference in Accra, Ghana. The delegation representing the UK was formed of 4 GATCO members: Mark Taylor (Deputy President), Jez Pigden (Vice President Policy), Chris Stock (Director) and James Robinson. The Annual Conference is effectively the Annual General Meeting of all the IFATCA Member Associations, where [...]

2018-04-13T10:11:56+00:00 13-Apr-2018|GATCO News|