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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|

Professional staff organisations respond to RP3 SES Performance and Charging Schemes report

The ATM Professional Staff Organisations or PSOs (ATCEUC, ETF, IFATCA, IFATSEA and IFAIMA) have published a response to the Steer Davies Gleave report on "Impact assessment of options for the regulatory approach in RP3 of the SES Performance and Charging Schemes". Their response highlights that the report is based mainly on airspace users and [...]

2018-03-15T12:36:03+00:00 15-Mar-2018|GATCO News|