Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Virgin And BA To Run UK ATC  
User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 15
Posted (13 years 7 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1605 times:

British Airways and Virgin have teamed up to form a consortium to run the UK ATC. This consortium, called the Airline Group, will gain a 46% stake in the system.

Also in this consortium are Easyjet and British Midland.

The part-privatisation of UK ATC is expected to increase efficiency and delays, as well as improving on safety-related issues.


I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
8 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineKAZ From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1585 times:

Where has this information come from.

User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1586 times:

I am quoting from an article in today's Daily Express, but other newspapers should cover this, as well as the internet.


I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineRajno1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1577 times:

Awesome! ATC run by airlines, for airlines.

User currently offlineKAZ From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1571 times:

Find it hard to believe that BA & Virgin would do anything together. They are the worst of enemys.

User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 745 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1573 times:

"The part-privatisation of UK ATC is expected to increase efficiency and delays, as well as improving on safety-related issues. "

... just like it did for the UK rail service.

Cheers,

Colin



Colin K. Work, Pixstel
User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1570 times:

Here's a link to the BBC website's coverage of this matter:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk_politics/newsid_1245000/1245347.stm



I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineServisair From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1565 times:

This is true

British Airways
Virgin
Britannia
Easy Jet
Airtours
Monarch
bmi

Are the 7 airlines making up the new *NON PROFIT MAKING* group

National Air Traffic Services employees are also getting a 5% stake in the company



30 Yeras in the Biz...
User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1556 times:

This still hasn't pleased UK ATC'ers, if I am to believe their comments on pprune. Their opinion is that the options ranged from the bad, to the worst, and it was all a question of choosing the "less bad" option.

One ATC ppruner has said that an anonymous airline (part of the above consortium) has already questioned the need to have three radar controllers at an anonymous location during the late/early hours, when mainly only cargo a/c ply the UK skies at these times.

I thought the Government's choice was the sensible one, but ATC'ers are still keeping their "powder bone dry", meaning they have not ruled out strikes completely, in the future.

Maybe I am naive in thinking that TAG's claims to run for no profits are well and true. Or are UK ATC'ers being overly paranoid??

Time will tell!


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Any Chance Of KLM And BA To Order B777-300ER? posted Tue Oct 24 2006 23:52:46 by AirCanada014
Airblue And Shaheen To The UK? posted Thu Jul 20 2006 16:58:58 by Pe@rson
AA And BA To Codeshare posted Thu Aug 28 2003 22:28:29 by Ssides
SAS And BA To Buy LOT posted Wed Oct 3 2001 20:48:00 by TR
Virgin And BA In Trouble? posted Fri Sep 14 2001 19:40:00 by Madhatter
QF And BA To Jointly Buy 100 Strong RJ Fleet posted Tue Feb 20 2001 19:33:52 by Brissie_lions
BA's 747 To YVR And BA To Australia posted Mon Jul 10 2000 08:46:40 by Marco
UK ATC Almost Causes 2 BA A/c To Crash Mid-air posted Fri Jun 21 2002 16:03:22 by Englandair
BA And IB To Start Gibraltar-Spain Routes! posted Mon Sep 4 2006 12:29:49 by AIR MALTA
(Virgin)Nigeria And BA posted Sat Jun 24 2006 16:57:02 by 74472