GATCOM Newsletter - August 2020

Published: 26 Aug 2020

DfT Consultation: Creating a plan to decarbonise transport: call for ideas The DfT is asking the public about their ideas for: 1.the steps it should take to reduce emissions from transport 2.creating a plan to ensure the UK transport is net zero in emissions by 2050 This consultation and plan builds from the information in ‘Decarbonising transport: setting the challenge’ document released in March 2020. Closing date for responses is 31 August 2020.
CAA: Reviewing airspace classification The CAA is seeking views on the procedure it proposes to adopt for amending the classification of airspace, reflecting the CAA’s airspace functions, government policy and best practice decision-making. Closing date for responses is 17 September 2020.
APPG Inquiry: APPG launches inquiry into Building Aviation Back Better Closing date: 14/09/2020

Gatwick Airport Noise Exposure Contours 2019 ublic_publications/aircraft_noise/lgw_2019_annual_contours_report_final.pdf
See also Gatwick’s Airspace Blog -
ICCAN newsletter – new ICCAN toolkit for consulting on airspace change FdcHWsYgs27jBjhi46Cu1oJae0RpRkvr80F6nsRt99nUT08Vhs-Nutk3kT-UnaoGYT0cDBQ
DfT Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19): travel corridors
CAA Airport Data June 2020 Air Transport Movements June 2020 Comparison with Previous Year Terminal and Transit Passengers June 2020 Comparison with Previous Year

National Travel Attitudes Study (NTAS) - Data on results from the National Travel Attitudes Study Department for Transport Update – 05/08/2020
ACI World issues new COVID-19 security guidance for airports ACI – 13/08/2020
AEF July Newsletter: New Website, Covid-19 Impacts and Manston Decision AEF – 07/08/2020

Network Rail Gatwick Station Update

The challenges of fully automating air traffic management – 07/08/2020

Working with our suppliers in challenging times – 12/08/2020

Your greatest Air Traffic Control innovation revealed – 19/08/2020

Croatia, Trinidad and Tobago and Austria to be removed from travel corridors list DfT 20/08/20
Airlines ask passengers to subsidise green fuel to help cut emissions Financial Times 19/08/20
Britain to introduce legally binding environmental targets Reuters 19/08.20
ACI Europe report shows ‘disastrous’ impact of Covid-19 on airports BTN – 10/08/2020
Industry representatives meet DfT to discuss quarantine alternatives Travel Weekly – 19/08/2020
EasyJet To Close Stansted, Newcastle And Southend Bases London South East – 17/08/2020
Knock-on airport job losses revealed as easyJet shuts bases Travel Weekly – 18/08/2020

Aviation industry buckles up for turbulent times BBC – 02/08/2020
EasyJet passenger numbers plunge 99.6% as coronavirus grounds flights Evening Standard – 04/08/2020

Gatwick puts terminal on ice as axe falls on thousands of British Airways staff The Telegraph 07/08/20
Wizz Air UK announces Gatwick Airport base amid expansion The Argus 19/08/20
Wizz Air: could one plane at Gatwick start another low-cost revolution? The Independent 19/08/20
Wizz Air Takes on Easyjet at Gatwick Airport The Independent 18/08/20
Wizz Air UK returns to ‘100% pre-Covid capacity’ Travel Weekly – 18/08/2020
Wizz Air condemns £1.5bn Gatwick slot blocking ‘fraud’ Travel Weekly – 04/08/2020
British Airways warns of extended Gatwick terminal closure Ch Aviation 19/08/20
Is British Airways permanently closing short-haul from Gatwick? Heads for points 09/08/20
Qatar back to Gatwick BTNews – 17/08/20

EasyJet raises funds BTNews 17/08/20
Gatwick Airport restaurants taking part in Eat Out To Help Out scheme Surrey Live 15/08/20
Man arrested at Gatwick airport in terror probe Evening Standard 18/08/20
In Business - The Gatwick Effect BBC Sounds -

Gatwick Airport Noise Exposure Contours 2019 ublic_publications/aircraft_noise/lgw_2019_annual_contours_report_final.pdf
See also Gatwick’s Airspace Blog -

Exploring the relaunch of the aviation industry after COVID-19 Airport Business 13/08/20
Air bp supplies sustainable aviation fuel to Airbus Biofuels International – 20/07/2020
Conservative MPs join calls for airport testing instead of blanket quarantines Travel Weekly – 03/08/2020
ACI advocates replacing quarantine measures with robust testing International Airport Review 18/08/20 Click here to see.
New Check & Fly app provides airport health measures to passengers ACI – 19/08/2020
ACI welcomes ICAO support for Airport Health Accreditation programme ACI – 17/08/2020

Air travel Covid tests hindered by high costs and confusion Travel Weekly – 31/07/2020

Ineffective arrivals processes ‘risk further undermining confidence’ Travel Weekly – 04/08/2020
How COVID-19 could impact travel for years to come The Conversation – 04/08/2020
Will business travel ever be the same? BBC – 05/08/2020
Air Travel Spreads Diseases – But Also Wealth And Happiness, At Home And Abroad Independent – 01/04/2020
Heathrow airport creates Covid-19 testing site BTN Europe 19/08/20

Airline bosses call for Covid-19 testing at airports to replace quarantine Travel Weekly – 18/08/2020
Government’s scientific advisers say double testing could reduce quarantine period Travel Weekly – 15/08/2020
Air passengers face more screening, less dwell time Travel Weekly – 14/08/2020
British Airways owner IAG announces pre-tax loss of £3.8bn ITV – 31/07/2020
Letter to Chancellor saying there is no economic or social case for government funding of aviation decarbonisation projects Airport Watch – 03/08/2020

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IATA Calls for New Approach to Keep Borders Open NI Travel News – 18/08/2020

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