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Air Tattoo air traffic services team honoured

The dedication and professionalism of the Royal International Air Tattoo’s volunteer Air Traffic Services (ATS) team during the past 50 years has been recognised with the presentation of GATCO’s prestigious Hunt Trophy. The Hunt Trophy is GATCO’s highest honour and is awarded only occasionally to an individual or group considered to have made [...]

2021-07-20T11:01:43+00:0019-Jul-2021|GATCO News|

The UK airspace of the future – Joint position statement

GATCO, the Association of UK Flight Information Service Officers (AUKFISO), the British Airline Pilots' Association (BALPA), the General Aviation (GA) Alliance and the Honourable Company of Air Pilots have published today a join position statement on the UK airspace of the future, marking the beginning of a 5-way collaboration to ensure operational stakeholders, which [...]

2021-02-17T08:22:29+00:0017-Feb-2021|GATCO News|

Every operational GATCO member is now covered for £300,000

GATCO has increased the value of its legal cover and representation to £300,000. The cover is one of GATCO's key members benefits providing a high level of insurance and peace of mind for members in a time where litigation in many areas is increasing. When something goes wrong, whether or not there has been any [...]

2020-11-09T12:32:22+00:0008-Nov-2020|GATCO News|

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 [...]

2020-12-01T09:41:51+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|
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