GATCO News 2017-06-09T01:44:28+00:00


  • 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 ... read more
  • 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 ... read more
  • 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 ... read more
  • 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 ... read more
  • FTEJerez becomes corporate member of GATCO
    Flight Training Europe Jerez (FTEJerez) has joined GATCO as a corporate member after its application was unanimously accepted during the recent EB meeting. FTEJerez is a dedicated aviation training academy in the south of Spain, with more than 25 years of experience. FTEJerez ... read more
  • GATCO secures seat at influential Future Airspace Strategy group
    GATCO has secured a seat at the Future Airspace Strategy Industry Implementation Group (FASIIG), where a GATCO rep will be present from now on. This important milestone is one more step in GATCO’s continuing effort to make sure the views of its members ... read more
  • GATCO at the 2017 IFATCA European Regional Meeting in Austria
    Jez Pigden and Tom Harrison, Manager Professional and Legal, attended 2 days of the 2017 European Regional Meeting (ERM) of the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers’ Associations (IFATCA), which took place in Loipersdorf, Austria, from the 26th to the 28th of September, ... read more
  • 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 ... read more
  • 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 ... read more
  • 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 ... read more
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