air traffic control

SIC transport chairman backs striking air traffic controllers

THE COUNCIL’s transport committee chairman says he is fully behind air traffic controllers who have chosen to strike later this month. Councillor Ryan Thomson also said it is “utterly shameful and embarrassing for the HIAL board” that Loganair has been forced to cancel all flights to and from Shetland on the strike day. Sumburgh Airport, […] Shetland News …


Council motion calls for air traffic control project to be paused

A MOTION is to go in front of councillors next week calling on Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd (HIAL) to pause plans to centralise air traffic control in Inverness so it can give “proper consideration” to a recent islands impact assessment on the controversial project. The motion is proposed by Shetland South councillor George Smith […] Shetland News …


Bill for remote air traffic control project tops £6m so far

MORE than £6 million has already been spent on controversial plans to centralise air traffic control in the Highlands and Islands to Inverness – proposals which local politicians still want to see halted. Included in Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd’s (HIAL) spend, from April 2018 to November 2020, is £2.6 million on the purchase of […] Shetland News …