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GATCO facilitates training opportunities for NATS’ ab-initio trainees

GATCO has been working with its corporate members Global ATS and FTE Jerez, both certified Air Traffic Control (ATC) initial training organisations, to provide further training options for those ATC trainees who have recently had their training terminated by NATS. Global ATS provides aerodrome and approach control training while FTE Jerez provides area control [...]

2020-10-15T09:27:41+00:0015-Oct-2020|GATCO News|

3rd Controller-Pilot Symposium – Online in November

GATCO and the British Airline Pilots' Association (BALPA) are hosting the third edition of the Controller-Pilot Symposium in November 2020, which will have a completely different format given the current pandemic. The event will be online via Webex and will include 5 sessions spread over November, including presentations and panel discussions. Each session will [...]

2020-10-23T09:22:31+00:0009-Oct-2020|GATCO News|

GATCO statement on NATS’ termination of ab-initio training

GATCO is shocked and concerned by the decision NATS has taken to terminate the training of a significant number (122) of Trainee Air Traffic Controllers (TATCs) after a review of its initial training organisation structure. Those trainees are now under threat of redundancy or redeployment. A number of those TATCs were within two weeks of [...]

2020-09-22T09:03:32+00:0022-Sep-2020|GATCO News|

66th GATCO Annual General Meeting – 13 Oct 2020

In light of the current circumstances, the 66th GATCO Annual General Meeting will take place online via Webex on Tuesday 13 October 2020 at 3:00pm. GATCO members wishing to attend the AGM shall e-mail Katie Mason, es (at) gatco (dot) org, with their names and the e-mail address they want their Webex invitation to [...]

2020-10-03T17:12:10+00:0009-Sep-2020|GATCO News|

GATCO publishes guidelines on restart hazards for ATCOs, FISOs and ATM support

GATCO has recently published guidelines on the aviation restart hazards its members (ATCOs, FISOs and ATM support) can encounter as air traffic starts to increase, as a result of the easing down around the world of the COVID-19 lockdown measures. The COVID-19 crisis has caused huge changes in how we go about our work [...]

2020-07-14T13:54:30+00:0014-Jul-2020|GATCO News|

GATCO urges the UK Government to engage in air navigation services funding talks

GATCO has called on the Secretary of State for Transport, Rt Hon Grant Shapps, to begin discussion on the future funding of Air Navigation Services (ANS), recognising its role as a critical element of the UK's transport infrastructure, involving all aviation stakeholders and professional organisations. This is of particular importance with the transition period [...]

2020-07-10T11:23:08+00:0010-Jul-2020|GATCO News|

GATCO discusses the impact of COVID-19 on ATM with Innovation News Network

Last April, GATCO had a conversation with Innovation News Network about the effect COVID-19 is having on the aviation and air traffic management (ATM) industry and how that is likely to change the focus, concerns and priorities moving forward. Luis Barbero, President of GATCO, highlighted how the focus has shifted from tackling air traffic [...]

2020-07-10T13:56:54+00:0006-Jul-2020|GATCO News|

Draft procedure for reviewing the classification of airspace

Consultation: 25th June 2020 - 17th September 2020. The CAA is introducing a new procedures to review and where appropriate amend airspace classification. The classification in turn determines the flight rules that apply in that airspace and the procedures that must be follow. The CAA is seeking your views on the procedure they are [...]

2020-10-23T09:42:39+00:0026-Jun-2020|Past Consultations|

GATCO taking active part in military to civil licence conversion initiatives

The conversion of military air traffic controller licences or certificates of competence into civil student civil air traffic controller licences is a topic which has been gaining momentum and attention in the last 12-18 months. It could help address the shortage of civil air traffic controllers and make a career into military air traffic [...]

2020-05-12T10:48:37+00:0012-May-2020|GATCO News|

IFATCA calls upon States to safeguard the provision of air navigation services

IFATCA, with the collaboration of GATCO and other member associations of IFATCA, has sent a letter to the States around the world calling upon them to safeguard the provision of air navigation services and its critical infrastructure status amidst the current pandemic.For the European States under the Single European Sky in particular, IFATCA is calling [...]

2020-04-24T12:02:08+00:0024-Apr-2020|GATCO News|
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