Several committees and advisory groups meet to represent the interests of local communities
Committees and advisory groups
We play a key role in the economic, social and environmental development of the region. Several committees and advisory groups meet to represent the interests of local communities.
The Gatwick Airport Consultative Committee (GATCOM) is our statutory advisory body. It meets four times a year. It seeks to reach a common understanding of the nature and operation of the airport and its policies. Sub-committees also discuss specific topics. The committee includes; local councils, environmental groups, aviation industry , business leaders, passenger groups.
The Passenger Advisory Group (PAG) is a sub-committee of GATCOM. It includes 16 volunteer passenger representatives as well as members of GATCOM. They provide critical feedback and recommendations on all aspects of our passenger experience. We appoint volunteer members through an open recruitment process. They spend at least 12 days in this role each year.
The Noise and Track Monitoring Advisory Group (NATMAG) discuss a wide range of noise and track-keeping issues. They check track-keeping performance, night engine testing and ground noise complaints.
The group includes:
We provide regular briefings for elected politicians, councillors, and members of parliament. We also work with business networks and government departments.
This is our legal agreement with local councils. It reflects a shared desire to see the airport grow. It also ensures any short and long term impacts are minimised as much as possible.
Our current Section 106 legal agreement (2022-24) is with West Sussex County Council and Crawley Borough Council. (Following consultation with seven other local councils).
The agreement defines how we manage our operation, growth and environmental impacts. It also ensures that our sustainability strategy aligns with local priorities. We report our annual performance to our Consultative Committee (GATCOM).