GATCO News

GATCO facilitates training opportunities for NATS' ab-initio trainees

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 ... read more
3rd Controller-Pilot Symposium - Online in November

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 ... read more
GATCO statement on NATS' termination of ab-initio training

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 ... read more
66th GATCO Annual General Meeting - 13 Oct 2020

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

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

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

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 ... read more
GATCO taking active part in military to civil licence conversion initiatives

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

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 ... read more
DfT rejects professional organisations' request for inclusion on the Airspace Strategy Board

DfT rejects professional organisations’ request for inclusion on the Airspace Strategy Board

On the 26 January 2020, GATCO, the British Airline Pilots' Association (BALPA) and the Association of UK Flight Information Service Officers (AUKFISO) sent a joint letter to the Secretary of ... read more