GATCOM Weekly Newsletter - February 2020 (3)

Published: 21 Feb 2020

‘LIVE’ CONSULTATIONS

Regulation 19 Consultation on the Crawley 2035 Submission draft Local Plan

Crawley Borough Council sets out the Council’s vision for the development of Crawley from 2020-2035, including strategic planning policies and principles which will shape the future of the town and will be used in the consideration of planning applications, including policies for Gatwick. The draft Local Plan is being made available for representations over a 6 week statutory consultation period closing on 2 March 2020. Click here to see consultation web pages.

CAA Consultation - Airspace classification review 2019–2020

The CAA would like help to identify volumes of controlled airspace in which the classification could be amended to better reflect the needs of all airspace users on an equitable basis. Submissions by 3 March 2020 via the website. Click here for supporting documents and Survey.

CAA Consultation - CAP1875: Minimum Requirements For Noise Modelling

The CAA has launched a consultation on minimum requirements for noise modelling. The CAA believes it is appropriate to specify the minimum acceptable level of sophistication of noise modelling required for the CAA to carry out its duties, to provide clarity to sponsors and stakeholders about the methodology that should be used and therefore reduce ambiguity, and to provide consistency across different groups of airports.  The deadline for responses to the CAA’s consultation is 4 March 2020.  Click here to see consultation.

Mole Valley District Council’s Local Plan consultation

Consulting on a draft Local Plan, titled Future Mole Valley, that sets out a development strategy for Mole Valley over the next 15 years. The Plan includes policies that will guide development proposals, and site allocations that will provide new homes in the District. Consultation until 23 March 2020. Click here to view and respond to the consultation.

NEWS HEADLINES

New Minister for Aviation

Gov.uk 13.02.20

Kelly Tolhurst was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport on 13 February 2020.

https://www.gov.uk/government/people/kelly-tolhurst

£17 million to make journeys in West Sussex quicker and greener

Gov.uk 18.02.20

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/17-million-to-make-journeys-in-west-sussex-quicker-and-greener

GATWICK NEWS

Independent Gatwick Accessibility Panel (IGAP)

Minutes of the first IGAP meeting are published, link to pdf below.

https://www.gatwickairport.com/contentassets/3260115759c9463aae83d57be48aa3a9/igap-december-2019.pdf

Half-term getaway wrecked by mass flight cancelations

Independent 15.02.20

https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/easyjet-storm-dennis-cancellations-flights-passengers-gatwick-luton-half-term-a9337066.html

Extinction Rebellion stage flights pollution protest at Gatwick

Belfast Telegraph 15.02.20

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/extinction-rebellion-stage-flights-pollution-protest-at-gatwick-38959103.html

Gatwick Greenspace Partnership Activity

LinkedIn 17.02.20 and Gatwick website

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/gatwick-airport_gatwick-greenspace-partnership-activity-6635183745957797889-L7GU

https://www.gatwickairport.com/business-community/community-sustainability/local-community/gatwick-greenspace-partnership/

The ghastly history of the long train tunnel between Croydon and Gatwick Airport

MyLondon 18.02.20

https://www.mylondon.news/news/nostalgia/ghastly-history-long-train-tunnel-17769726

New Gatwick Charity partnership

LinkedIn 19.02.20

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/gatwick-airport_in-case-you-missed-our-exciting-news-we-activity-6635861977623343104-QqPP

Geraint Thomas obituary

Guardian 19.02.20

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/feb/19/geraint-thomas-obituary

From Heathrow to Gatwick, the most dangerous London airports have been revealed

MyLondon 20.02.20

https://www.mylondon.news/news/west-london-news/heathrow-gatwick-most-dangerous-london-17737790

More than £180k of gold jewellery seized at Gatwick

Spiritfm.net 20.02.20

https://www.spiritfm.net/news/sussex-news/3047467/more-than-180k-of-gold-jewellery-seized-at-gatwick/

Crawley concerns over toxic pollution produced by Gatwick

The Argus 20.02.20

https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/18246596.crawley-concerns-toxic-pollution-produced-gatwick/

OTHER NEWS

ANC Talks: ICAO’s Air Navigation Commission

Uniting Aviation 05.02.20 - Conversations with IATA, Air Canada and Air Transat, the first in a new series of discussions that will bring industry and aviation stakeholders together to discuss different topics related to the future of aviation. 

https://www-unitingaviation-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.unitingaviation.com/amp/strategic-objective/safety/anc-talks-icaos-air-navigation-commission/

Cyber-security regulations for air transport may prove ineffective

Queen Mary University of London 12.02.20

https://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/2020/hss/cyber-security-regulations-for-air-transport-may-prove-ineffective.html

ICCAN engagement diary

ICCAN 14.02.20 [Met new Chairs of the Gatwick Airport Noise Management Board (NMB)]

https://iccan.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/ICCAN-_Engagement_to_15_February_2020.pdf

Delta announces $1bn plan to be first carbon neutral airline

Guardian 14.02.20

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/feb/14/delta-carbon-neutral-airline-plan

Non-CO2 climate impact of flying could be cut significantly with small altitude changes to avoid contrail formation

Airport Watch 16.02.20

http://www.airportwatch.org.uk/2020/02/non-co2-climate-impact-of-flying-could-be-cut-significantly-with-small-altitude-changes-to-avoid-contrail-formation/

Are airships on the rise again?

Independent 15.02.20

https://www.independent.co.uk/independentpremium/long-reads/airship-airlander-10-largest-aircraft-future-air-travel-flight-a9316676.html

ABTA calls for wider APD reform

Business Travel News 17.02.20

https://www.btnews.co.uk/article/15699

Heathrow IT meltdown compounds Storm Dennis flight chaos

Travel Weekly 17.02.20

http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/358550/heathrow-it-meltdown-compounds-storm-dennis-flight-chaos

Air Italy goes out of business

Business Travel News 17.02.20

https://www.btnews.co.uk/article/15700

Digital Propulsion: Propelling air travel to a sustainable destination

University of Sheffield 17.02.20

https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/news/nr/light-weight-propeller-blades-developments-new-research-sustainable-aviation-1.881800

AEF’s 2019 Annual Report is out!

Aviation Environment Federation 18.02.20

https://www.aef.org.uk/2020/02/18/aefs-2019-annual-report-is-out/

Revealed: every UK airport has plans to expand

Air Quality News 18.02.20

https://airqualitynews.com/2020/02/18/revealed-every-uk-airport-has-plans-to-expand/

Major airlines say they’re acting on climate change – research reveals how little they’ve achieved

Airport Watch 18.02.20

http://www.airportwatch.org.uk/2020/02/major-airlines-say-theyre-acting-on-climate-change-research-reveals-how-little-theyve-achieved/

106% rise in airline ancillary revenues

Buying Business Travel 18.02.20

https://buyingbusinesstravel.com/news/106-rise-in-airline-ancillary-revenues/

Flybe: Doubts over rescue deal as new chancellor ‘opposes APD cut’

Travel Weekly 18.02.20

http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/358687/flybe-doubts-over-rescue-deal-as-new-chancellor-opposes-apd-cut

Coronavirus triggers boom in private jet enquiries

BBC 18.02.20

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51527042?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/topics/crz4004j5zet/air-travel&link_location=live-reporting-story

Boeing 737 Max: ‘Debris’ found in aircraft fuel tanks

Travel Weekly 19.02.20

http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/358767/boeing-737-max-debris-found-in-aircraft-fuel-tanks

‘Flight shame’: Is it taking off?

House of Commons Library Blog 19.02.20

https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/insights/flight-shame-is-it-taking-off/

How overseas stag parties are hurting the environment

BBC 19.02.20

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/business-51546085/how-overseas-stag-parties-are-hurting-the-environment?intlink_from_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fnews%2Ftopics%2Fcrz4004j5zet%2Fair-travel&link_location=live-reporting-map

Coronavirus: Slump in demand set to cost airlines almost $30bn

Travel Weekly 20.02.20

http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/359034/coronavirus-slump-in-demand-set-to-cost-airlines-almost-30bn

Turkey to ditch tourist visas for Brits

Travel Mole 20.02.20

https://www.travelmole.com/news_feature.php?news_id=2041532&c=setreg&region=2

Virgin Atlantic to scrap free limo for Upper Class passengers

Independent 21.02.20

https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/virgin-atlantic-richard-branson-limousine-transfers-upper-class-passengers-a9348941.html

 

 

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