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Concerns over airline flights in U.K. uncontrolled airspace
Last updated: 24 November 2014

published: 24 SEP 2004
by Harro Ranter, ASN

The UK Guild of Air Traffic Control Officers (GATCO) is concerned about the growing number of airlines that are either planning or have commenced flights from UK airports which previously, had few or no airline flights. These airports, like Manston, Coventry and Birmingham, lack the protection of `controlled airspace` in which all flights are known to air traffic controllers and so are under their positive control. GATCO perceives this to be an unacceptably heightened collision risk. (GATCO)

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