Welcome to the Gatwick Airport Consultative Committee

Gatwick Airport is the UK’s second largest airport handling around 44 million passengers every year. As Gatwick Airport Limited (GAL) continues to make real progress in consolidating its position as London’s airport of choice, GATCOM has a key role in contributing to this work by acting as GAL’s critical friend. We comment on the company’s thinking and, where necessary, challenge what it and other agencies, in both the public and private sectors, are proposing. An airport the size of Gatwick brings huge benefits both nationally and locally – but like all airports, it causes a number of problems and concerns to local communities, particularly on issues such as aircraft noise both in the air and on the ground, pollution, development demands, traffic and parking. Our key purpose is to advise GAL about issues of concern and to stimulate interest both within the airport community and among local people.

We work positively and constructively with the airport management and have developed the right working relationship, with our views being taken seriously within the company, but also by other partners, including the Department for Transport and the Civil Aviation Authority. GATCOM meets quarterly and discusses a wide range of topics. You are welcome to attend our meetings to observe proceedings. You can find details of GATCOM’s work, its meeting papers and minutes and its membership on this website. If you’d like to get in touch, email us at secretary@gatcom.org.uk.

Best wishes

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Dr John Godfrey DL
Chairman, GATCOM

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be held on Thursday 19 July 2018 at 2.00 p.m. at the Hilton Hotel, South Terminal, Gatwick Airport View all meetings here.

What’s New

New Chair sought – After 11 years as chairman, Dr John Godfrey DL has decided to retire from the Committee but has indicated his willingness to continue in post until the end of 2018 – click here to find out more.

The agenda papers for GATCOM held on Thursday 26 April 2018, together with the key messages and minutes from the meeting are now available   – click here to see.