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63rd GATCO Annual General Meeting

The 63rd GATCO Annual General Meeting will take place on Friday the 13th of October 2017 at 11:00am at the Solent Sky Museum located in Southampton: Solent Sky Museum Albert Road South Southampton Hampshire SO14 3FR Agenda 1. Apologies for Absence 2. Record of Proxy Votes 3. Remembrances 4. To adopt the [...]

2017-08-18T08:03:51+00:00 16-Aug-2017|GATCO News|

Core elements of the regulatory framework to support capacity expansion at Heathrow

Consultation: 30th June 2017 - 22nd September 2017. This CAA consultation follows on from their January 2017 consultation on the priorities and timetable for the work on the economic regulation of new capacity at Heathrow. This consultation confirms the CAA's priorities and seeks views on their latest thinking on the two-stage development of the [...]

2017-07-14T10:49:42+00:00 14-Jul-2017|Consultations|

Leeds Bradford Airport airspace change proposal – new departure and arrival routes

Consultation: 22nd June 2017 - 29th September 2017. Leeds Bradford Airport is proposing new procedures and airspace to meet national policy and the programmed withdrawal of national infrastructure in the form of ground-based navigation beacons. This consultation includes new arrival procedures, new airspace structure around the airport, GNSS approach procedures and PBN departure routes replicating [...]

2017-07-14T10:30:59+00:00 14-Jul-2017|Consultations|

Glasgow Prestwick Airport airspace change consultation – new departure and arrival routes

Consultation: 14th June 2017 - 23rd September 2017. Glasgow Prestwick Airport is proposing new departure and arrival routes using satellite-based technology which will enable to manage the airspace in the vicinity of the airport more accurately and efficiently. The navigation aids in the west of Scotland are scheduled to be removed next year in favour [...]

2017-07-13T13:07:02+00:00 13-Jul-2017|Consultations|

GATCO welcomes the CAA’s response to the DfT Consultation

The CAA has published its response to the Department for Transport (DfT) consultation aiming to reform the design and use of UK airspace (you can find more information on the consultation here). GATCO welcomes the CAA’s response and its commitment to the modernisation of the already congested UK airspace. In particular, the CAA's response contains [...]

2017-07-08T20:25:16+00:00 08-Jul-2017|GATCO News|

Birmingham Airport – flight path changes for departures from runway 33

Consultation: 3rd July 2017 - 9th October 2017.Birmingham Airport, following the national programme to modernise UK airspace, is proposing to implement new flight paths for departures from runway 33 using RNAV technology. The proposal is the consequence of the removal of a number of fixed ground radio beacons (VORs) and the reorganisation of airspace to [...]

2017-07-07T15:47:30+00:00 07-Jul-2017|Consultations|

London Southend Airport flight path consultation – new approach procedures

Consultation: 6th June 2017 - 13th September 2017. London Southend Airport (LSA) proposes to introduce additional approach procedures. Those new procedures are based on Performance Based Navigation (PBN) and rely on newer technology which allows aircraft to reliable follow air routes with a greater level of accuracy than they do today. The procedures have been [...]

2017-06-09T01:34:18+00:00 09-Jun-2017|Consultations|

GATCO to work with the CAA on Remote Tower Policy

Remote tower technology, where the air traffic control service for an aerodrome is provided from a remote location, has the potential to revolutionise the job of the air traffic controller and air traffic management in general. Although technology is at a stage where all the information required to remotely provide an air traffic control service [...]

2017-05-28T18:33:15+00:00 25-May-2017|GATCO News|

GATCO at the 2017 IFATCA Annual Conference in Toronto, Canada

GATCO has just returned from the 2017 IFATCA Annual Conference in Toronto, Canada. The delegation was formed by 6 GATCO members: Mark Taylor (Deputy President), Rob Stallard (Finance Manager), Luis Barbero (Manager Technical and Operations), Katie Mason (Executive Secretary), Jez Pigden and James Robinson. The Annual Conference is a great opportunity to meet up [...]

2017-05-25T19:22:20+00:00 20-May-2017|GATCO News|