GATCOM Updates and News

Published: 22 Apr 2020

‘LIVE’ CONSULTATIONS

 

CAA: Proposed Criteria for Assessing and Accepting the Airspace Change Masterplan

Feedback is being sought during a 4 week public engagement period on the criteria that the CAA proposes to use to determine whether to accept the Airspace Change Masterplan into the Airspace Modernisation Strategy. New closing date - 27 May 2020.

https://consultations.caa.co.uk/policy-development/airspace-change-masterplan-criteria/

 

 

NEWS HEADLINES

 

Joint statement by AoA, Airlines UK and ADA

https://www.aoa.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Joint-aviation-statement.pdf

 

Air industry bodies call for UK government support

BBC – 10.04.20

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52247511

 

UK airlines to save millions as navigation charges deferred

DfT – 08.04.20

Charges for air navigation services in European airspace deferred for up to 14 months

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-airlines-to-save-millions-as-navigation-charges-deferred

 

 

GATWICK NEWS

 

Gatwick Airport’s long-stay car park becomes drive-through testing centre

Business Traveller 08.04.20

https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2020/04/08/gatwick-airports-long-stay-car-park-becomes-drive-through-testing-centre/

 

London coronavirus: The flights still departing from Heathrow and Gatwick

MyLondon news 14.04.20

https://www.mylondon.news/news/health/london-coronavirus-flights-still-departing-18091061

 

What does the Covid-19 crisis mean for the economies of British cities and large towns?

Centre for Cities Blog – 16.04.20

https://www.centreforcities.org/blog/what-does-the-covid-19-crisis-mean-for-the-economies-of-british-cities-and-large-towns/

 

Sacked Gatwick Airport workers say they have been ‘left out in the cold’

Worthing Herald 01.04.20

https://www.worthingherald.co.uk/news/people/sacked-gatwick-airport-workers-say-they-have-been-left-out-cold-2525275

 

 

GAL PRESS RELEASES, EVENTS AND UPDATES

 

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OTHER NEWS

 

NATS eligible for funding of up to £92 million to maintain services

DfT – 16.04.20

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/nats-eligible-for-funding-of-up-to-92-million-to-maintain-services

 

 

NATS video shows decrease in air traffic from 2019 to 2020

ITV – 10.04.20

https://www.itv.com/news/meridian/2020-04-10/nats-video-shows-decrease-in-air-traffic-from-2019-to-2020/

 

Karl Turner asks: Where next for the UK’s airport policy?

Airport Watch – 02.04.20

https://www.airportwatch.org.uk/2020/04/karl-turner-asks-where-next-for-the-uks-airport-policy/

 

How is the coronavirus affecting global air traffic?

Guardian 03.04.20

https://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2020/apr/03/how-is-the-coronavirus-affecting-global-air-traffic

 

Virgin Atlantic awaits bailout decision

Travel Weekly – 15.04.20

https://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/367807/virgin-atlantic-awaits-bailout-decision

 

EasyJet plans for ‘slow return’ to flying

Travel Weekly – 16.04.20

https://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/367923/easyjet-plans-for-slow-return-to-flying

 

Easyjet expects losses of up to £380m due to coronavirus

BTN News – 16.04.20

https://www.businesstravelnewseurope.com/Air-Travel/Easyjet-expects-losses-of-up-to-380m-due-to-coronavirus

 

EasyJet boosts cash reserves to £2.3bn

Travel Weekly 06.04.20

https://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/366964/easyjet-boosts-cash-reserves-to-23bn

 

Defending aviation from cyber attack

Tech Radar – 16.04.20

https://www.techradar.com/news/defending-aviation-from-cyber-attack

 

Natural England objects to proposed jet fuel from waste plant, backed by BA, Shell and Velocys

Airport Watch 03.04.20

https://www.airportwatch.org.uk/2020/04/natural-england-objects-to-proposed-jet-fuel-from-waste-plant-backed-by-ba-shell-and-velocys/

 

Coronavirus is a once in a lifetime chance to reshape how we travel

Air Quality News 03.04.20

https://airqualitynews.com/2020/04/03/coronavirus-is-a-once-in-a-lifetime-chance-to-reshape-how-we-travel/

 

Coronavirus ‘could see 38% drop in airline CO2 emissions’

Energy Live News 06.04.20

https://www.energylivenews.com/2020/04/06/coronavirus-could-see-38-drop-in-airline-co2-emissions/

 

View from Brussels - Aviation urged to go green for green

Engineering & Technology 06.04.20

https://eandt.theiet.org/content/articles/2020/04/view-from-brussels-aviation-urged-to-go-green-for-green/

 

ANIMA-ANNA exchange on the role of non-acoustical factors when tackling aviation noise impact

https://anima-project.eu/2020/04/anima-anna-exchange-on-the-role-of-non-acoustic-factors-when-tackling-aviation-noise-impact/

 

Call for global airport health screening

Travel Weekly – 06.04.20

https://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/366862/call-for-global-airport-health-screening

 

Coronavirus: Don't bail out airlines, say climate campaigners

BBC 06.04.20

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52190502

 

Norwegian Air reveals ‘profound impact’ of coronavirus

Travel Weekly 06.04.20

https://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/366874/norwegian-air-reveals-profound-impact-of-coronavirus

 

ABTA urges Government to act now on holiday refunds to save jobs and protect billions of pounds of taxpayers’ money

ABTA 07.04.20

https://www.abta.com/news/abta-urges-government-act-now-holiday-refunds-save-jobs-and-protect-billions-pounds-taxpayers

[See also VIDEO Message to ABTA Members from Mark Tanzer, ABTA Chief Executive] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maUmmMiB9n4&feature=youtu.be

 

How can we be sustainable post-Covid 19?

BBC – 16.04.2020

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20200415-how-can-we-be-sustainable-post-covid-19

 

IATA: We will not restart the same industry we closed

BTN news 09.04.20

https://www.businesstravelnewseurope.com/Air-Travel/IATA-We-will-not-restart-the-same-industry-we-closed

 

Support for Airports

Transport Times 06.04.20

https://www.transporttimes.co.uk/news.php/Support-for-Airports-506/?utm_source=Transport+Times&utm_campaign=55683eaba8-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_10_30_11_03_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c0cafa3f39-55683eaba8-250762593

 

A New Contract To Tame The Tsunami Of Anger Against Aviation

HACAN blog by John Stewart – 14.04.2020

https://hacan.org.uk/blog/?p=648

 

 

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