For many years GATCO has provided representatives to serve on other aviation organisation’s committees. It is through these channels that GATCO exerts influence and provides help and advice to the wider aviation community. Further information can be obtained by e-mailing reps (at) gatco (dot) org. The current list of organisation committees with GATCO representation are:
Airspace Infringement Working Group (AIWG), CAA
All the issues relating to airspace infringement in UK airspace are addressed through this Civil Aviation Authority Working Group.
Air Pilots Technical Committee, The Honourable Company of Air Pilots
The Air Pilots Technical Committee is the focal point for all aviation technical matters within the The Honourable Company of Air Pilots. This Guild sponsors and encourages action and activities designed to ensure that aircraft are piloted and navigated safely by both pilots and navigators.
Air Traffic Services Group (ATS), BALPA
The British Airlines Pilots Association’s (BALPAS’s) ATS group provides detailed comment on Air Traffic Managemet (ATM), ATC and issues emanating from the UK, European and International regulators, Government and ICAO.
Association of UK Flight Information Service Offiers (AUKFISO)
The AUKFISO unites all the Flight Information Service (FIS) units throughout the UK. They deal with the various aspects of the FIS service and work with the CAA on enhancing and developing the service members units provide.
ATC Procedures and RTF Phraseology Working Groups (ATCPWG and RTFPWG), CAA
The CAA’s ATCPWG and RTFPWG deal with all the issues relating to new and existing ATC procedures and their associated aviation phraseology.
Confidential Human factors Incident Reporting Programme (CHIRP)
The main aim of CHIRP is to contribute to the enhancement of aviation safety in the UK by providing a totally independent and confidential reporting system for all individuals employed in or associated with the aviation industry.
Flight Operations Group (FOG), RAeS
The FOG of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) represents the views and interests of those involved in all aspects of flight operations with a particular focus on commercial transport. The group includes commercial, private and glider pilots, flight engineers, air traffic controllers, cabin crew and managers.
General Aviation Safety Council (GASCo)
GASCo is a charity that works to improve flight safety in all forms of general aviation. It is funded by the contributions of member organisations, pilots, aviation authorities and the public.
National Air Traffic Management Advisory Comittee (NATMAC)
The CAA’s Director of Airspace Policy (DAP) carries out consultations on aviation legislation changes. To get a wide variety of views the NATMAC provides a panel of representatives from all aspects of aviation who advise DAP on all airspace requirements.
UK Airprox Board
The UK Airprox Board’s primary objective is to enhance air safety in the UK, in particular in respect of lessons to be learned and applied from Airprox occurrences reported within UK airspace. UKAB is sponsored jointly, and funded equally, by the CAA and the Military Aviation Authority (MAA). Members are nominated by civil/military organisations, sitting as experts and not representing any group or organisation.
UK BirdStrike Committee (UKBSC), CAA
The CAA’s UKBSC works with both national and governmental department officials and industry stakeholders to share information and exchange views on birdstrikes.
UK Flight Safety Committee (UKFSC)
The UKFSC is a fully representative group of aviation safety professionals committed to further the cause of flight safety. Their meetings are attended by airlines, regulators, experts from most disciplines within the industry and unions to discuss accidents, incidents and safety issues within the aviation industry.