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Swiss ATCO conviction – GATCO letter to the Swiss Embassy in the UK

On the 27th of June 2019, The Swiss Federal Supreme Court rejected an appeal by an air traffic controller, convicted of negligent disruption of public transport by the Federal Criminal Court in Bellinzona, for an incident which took place in 2013 and which resulted in no loss of lives and no material damage. The incident [...]

2019-07-19T12:53:39+00:0019-Jul-2019|GATCO News|

SES III Mission Possible? – IFATCA white paper

IFATCA, with the collaboration of GATCO, has published today and sent to the European Commission the white paper "Single European Sky III - Mission Possible?". The paper presents IFATCA's views on the reasons behind the delay in the implementation of the Single European Sky (SES) and gives five recommendations to achieve an interoperable, standardised and [...]

2019-06-27T18:24:55+00:0027-Jun-2019|GATCO News|

GATCO and IFATCA react to the article “A Holding Pattern” in The Economist

GATCO and IFATCA have published a joint letter in response to the article "A Holding Pattern" in The Economist magazine. That article has also been published on The Economist website with the title "Losing Control - Air Traffic Control is a Mess". You can read the article of The Economist here. While GATCO and [...]

2019-06-18T20:11:47+00:0018-Jun-2019|GATCO News|

2019 IFATCA Annual Conference in Costa Rica

GATCO has taken active part in the 2019 IFATCA Annual Conference in Costa Rica. The delegation representing the UK was formed of 6 GATCO members: Luis Barbero, (President), Mark Taylor (Deputy President), Jez Pigden (Vice President Policy), Katie Mason (Executive Secretary), Tom Harrison (Manager Professional and Legal and member of IFATCA's Professional and Legal [...]

2019-06-15T13:38:16+00:0015-Jun-2019|GATCO News|

Decision making process for PPR (planned and permanent redistribution of air traffic) proposals

Consultation: 9th May 2019 - 7th July 2019. A Planned and Permanent Redistribution of air traffic (PPR) concerns changes in the way existing airspace is used, rather than changes in the airspace design itself. The air traffic control operational procedures form a framework within which each air traffic controller makes individual aircraft-by-aircraft decisions. The [...]

2019-07-18T18:49:01+00:0009-May-2019|Past Consultations|

Charge proposal for the UK Drone Registration Scheme

Consultation: 26th April 2019 - 7th June 2019. This consultation covers the CAA's charge proposal for the Government mandated UK Drone Registration Scheme, which is due to be launched from 1 October 2019 and is a legal requirement under the Air Navigation Order from 30 November 2019. The CAA is proposing an annual charge of [...]

2019-06-22T10:20:25+00:0030-Apr-2019|Past Consultations|

Controllers’ views on the European ATM system of the future

GATCO has issued Controllers' Views on the European ATM System of the Future - a white paper, written by GATCO President, Luis Barbero, looking at how we can we address the challenges our ATM system is facing. The paper sets out a different approach to avoid past mistakes and actively promotes concrete measures to [...]

2019-04-26T11:26:03+00:0026-Apr-2019|GATCO News|
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