GATCOM Weekly Newsletter - March 2020 (1)

Published: 10 Mar 2020

‘LIVE’ CONSULTATIONS

ICCAN Survey -  how does your airport engage with its community?

The Independent Commission for Civil Aviation Noise (ICCAN) has recently launched a survey looking at the ways in which airports engage and consult with their local communities. They are seeking to gather feedback on people’s experiences on engagement, consultation and noise insultation, so they can try to understand where good practice has taken place and how ICCAN can help to promote this.  ICCAN would be grateful therefore if you could spare a few minutes to fill out this short survey to give your views and experiences and help disseminate the survey to interested others in your organisation and wider community. The survey closes on 13 March at 4pm – take part here http://bit.ly/ICCANsurvey  If you or others have any questions, contact ICCAN direct at contacticcan@iccan.gov.uk

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.

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. Closing date 27 March 2020.

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

NEWS HEADLINES

Aviation update: 27 February 2020 - Response to the Court of Appeal ruling on Heathrow expansion

DfT 27.02.20

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/aviation-update-27-february-2020

Collapsed Flybe tells passengers not to travel to airports

BBC News 05.03.20

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51746564?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/topics/crz4004j5zet/air-travel&link_location=live-reporting-story

GATWICK NEWS

What I learned after getting to London Gatwick airport ridiculously early

MyLondon 27.02.20

https://www.mylondon.news/lifestyle/travel/what-learned-after-getting-london-17812745

GACC welcomes the judgement by the Court of Appeal that ANPS was unlawful – that would also apply at Gatwick

Airport Watch 28.02.20

http://www.airportwatch.org.uk/2020/02/gacc-welcomes-the-judgement-by-the-court-of-appeal-that-anps-was-unlawful-that-would-also-apply-at-gatwick/

Month long M23 closures begin near Gatwick airport

ITV News 29.02.20

https://www.itv.com/news/meridian/2020-02-29/month-long-m23-closures-begin-near-gatwick-airport/

Flybe in administration weeks after Gatwick announcement

The Argus 05.03.20

https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/18282788.flybe-administration-weeks-gatick-announcement/

GAL PRESS RELEASES, EVENTS AND UPDATES

Gatwick hosts gender diversity in aviation conference - 05/03/2020

  • Gatwick partnering with Women in Aviation and Aerospace Charter (WiAAC) for the event
  • Personal development, sharing best practice and working towards gender balance will be key topics
  • Eleven speakers from Gatwick, the CAA, and several other industry leading companies along with round table discussions

A diversity conference is being held at Gatwick today to help industry-wide efforts at making aviation more gender balanced to coincide with International Women’s Day this Sunday, 8th March.

Eleven leading aviation experts from Gatwick, Virgin, Airbus and the Royal Aeronautical Society will give talks at the event, which has seen Gatwick partnering with Women in Aviation and Aerospace Charter (WiAAC)- an organisation designed tocollectively build more gender balanced aviation and aerospace sectors.

Round table discussions will also help participants to share best practices and also to encourage more organisations to sign the Aerospace Charter, which sets out a range of commitments to work together to build a more balanced and fair industry for women. So far, the charter has nearly 200 signatories since being launched in 2018.

To help address the issue, Gatwick held a ‘Women in STEM’ day for daughters and their mothers to see the different aspects of the airport and the opportunities available and also partners with an all-girls school in Horsham to encourage more females to consider STEM related careers.

Bronwen Jones, Development Director at Gatwick Airport, said: “Greater gender diversity in aviation is so important and we are delighted that so many well qualified delegates are coming to discuss how, as an industry, we can work towards achieving this goal. Improvements in the gender balance are proven to lead to significantly better productivity rates in the workforce and this can only be beneficial for both the aviation and aerospace industries, their businesses, suppliers and passengers.”

OTHER NEWS

Heathrow expansion deemed unlawful – what does this mean for air pollution?

Air Quality News 27.02.20

https://airqualitynews.com/2020/02/27/heathrow-expansion-deemed-unlawful-what-does-this-mean-for-air-pollution/

Digital 'flying doctor' aids air travellers

BBC News 02.03.20

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-51696369?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/topics/crz4004j5zet/air-travel&link_location=live-reporting-story

Airports Policy: What's next?

Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport – 02.03.20

https://ciltuk.org.uk/News/Latest-News/ArtMID/6887/ArticleID/25417/Airports-Policy-Whats-next

Autonomous driving for airport users

BTNews 02.03.20

https://www.btnews.co.uk/article/15772

How to ditch single-use plastic when in transit

Sky Scanner 02.03.20

https://www.skyscanner.net/news/how-to-ditch-single-use-plastic-when-in-transit

Coronavirus: Iata makes airport slots plea amid downturn

Travel Weekly 03.03.20

http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/360315/coronavirus-iata-makes-airport-slots-plea-amid-downturn

Last year and last decade busiest ever for air traffic

NATS 03.03.20

https://www.nats.aero/news/last-year-and-last-decade-busiest-ever-for-air-traffic/

Heathrow strikes: Airport baggage handlers threaten Easter travel chaos with walkouts in March and April

iNews 04.03.20

https://inews.co.uk/news/heathrow-strikes-airport-baggage-handlers-threaten-easter-travel-chaos-with-walkouts-in-march-and-april-2068314

Cathay Pacific fined for data breach

BTN Europe 04.03.20

https://www.businesstravelnewseurope.com/Air-Travel/Cathay-Pacific-fined-for-data-breach

Ryanair passengers nervous about travelling on Boeing 737 Max plane can get ‘full refund’

Independent 04.03.20

https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/ryanair-boeing-737-max-cancel-flight-refund-nervous-flyer-a9375746.html

British Airways launches 'book with confidence' customer policy

Citi UK 04.03.20

https://ciltuk.org.uk/News/Latest-News/ArtMID/6887/ArticleID/25438/British-Airways-launches-book-with-confidence-customer-policy

Heathrow to penalise noisy night flights

Travel Weekly 05.03.20

http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/360868/heathrow-to-penalise-noisy-night-flights

Virgin Atlantic reveals coronavirus measures

BTN Europe 05.03.20

https://www.businesstravelnewseurope.com/Air-Travel/Virgin-Atlantic-reveals-coronavirus-measures

Coronavirus flight cancellations: refunds, losses and insurance

Guardian 05.03.20

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/05/coronavirus-flight-cancellations-refunds-losses-and-insurance

Govt 'urgently working to fill Flybe routes'

Travel Mole 05.03.20

https://www.travelmole.com/news_feature.php?news_id=2041733&c=setreg&region=2

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