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Heathrow Airport — Airspace and Future Operations

Consultation: 8th January 2019 - 4th March 2019. Heathrow Airport is consulting on airspace and operational changes relating to the expansion of Heathrow Airport. The consultation describes the required airspace changes and the local factors to consider to make better use of the two existing runways and also the operation of three runways in the [...]


GATCO Welcomes Further Safety Steps on Drone Regulation

GATCO welcomes further safety steps relating to drone regulation announced by the Department for Transport (DfT) in the Government response to the consultation "Taking Flight: The Future of Drones in the UK". The extension of the restriction zone around aerodromes to ensure drones are not in the unsafe proximity of manned aircraft during take off [...]

2019-01-08T11:02:18+00:0008-Jan-2019|GATCO News|

Gatwick Airport Closure due to Drone Activity – GATCO’s Views

Press Release - GATCO condemns the irresponsible and criminal actions taken by those flying drones over Gatwick Airport last night and today, and supports the decision to suspend aircraft operations in order to preserve the safety of aircraft, their crews and the public. The level of disruption experienced is unprecedented and such an event will [...]

2018-12-20T14:31:00+00:0020-Dec-2018|GATCO News|

Aviation 2050 — The Future of UK Aviation

Consultation: 17th December 2018 - 11th April 2019. The Department for Transport is seeking feedback on its green paper which outlines proposals for a new aviation strategy. The strategy will set out the challenges and opportunities for aviation to 2050 and beyond and will emphasise the significance of aviation to the UK economy and regional [...]


GATCO Condemns Swiss Air Traffic Controller Prosecution

Press Release - Swiss prosecutors have struck a blow at the very foundation of the aviation safety system, built up over decades, by bringing a prosecution against an air traffic controller who reported a safety incident, says the United Kingdom’s Guild of Air Traffic Control Officers (GATCO). The key element of the aviation industry’s safety [...]

2018-12-15T08:38:08+00:0015-Dec-2018|GATCO News|

Flying Displays and Special Events 2019: Safety and Administrative Requirements and Guidance

Consultation: 3rd December 2018 - 11th January 2019. This consultation contains the proposed amendments to CAP403, Flying Displays and Special Events, which are planned to be effective from 1st April 2019. Organisation, administration and participation in displays need careful consideration if the highest safety standards are to be achieved and maintained. CAP403 is being updated [...]

2019-01-15T20:52:14+00:0004-Dec-2018|Past Consultations|

UK Airspace Modernisation: Delivery Groups in Governance Structure

Consultation: 27th November 2018 - 4th December 2018.The CAA published a draft version of the Airspace Modernisation Strategy over the summer, which included a proposal for a new governance structure for airspace modernisation. The CAA and the Department for Transport are now asking aviation organisations for their views on the specific 'delivery groups' within the [...]

2018-12-07T14:18:58+00:0029-Nov-2018|Past Consultations|

CAA Statutory Charges 2019/20

Consultation: 22nd November 2018 - 7th February 2019. This consultation contains the proposed amendments to the CAA Schemes of Charges effective 1st of April 2019. The CAA proposes that there should be an increase of 2.4% across all charges schemes in 2019/20, in line with the October 2018 CPI rate of inflation. In addition, they [...]


GATCO Ramps Up Drone Involvement

Last May, GATCO and the British Airline Pilots' Association (BALPA) published a set of guidelines for pilots and air traffic controllers in the event of a drone sighting. Those guidelines have received a great deal of attention both nationally and internationally and they were adopted as international guidelines by the International Federation of Airline Pilots' [...]

2018-12-06T11:55:04+00:0025-Nov-2018|GATCO News|