About the GACC
The Glasgow Airport Consultative Committee provides a regular forum for the management of the airport to discuss matters related to its operation and explain future developments.
Every major commercial airport in the UK is required under civil aviation law to have a recognised means of consultation with the communities affected by their operations.
Our membership and interests have changed over the years and our agendas have become more complex and varied to reflect developments in the aviation industry and the continued growth of the airport.
While the consultative committee has no executive powers within the airport management structure, it works with the management of the airport in an advisory and consultative capacity, providing a forum for discussion on a wide range of issues and representation of the views of its stakeholders. This has resulted over the years in improvements being made in proposals from the management to the benefit of all users of the airport.
These range from the impact of noise arising from operations on the airfield to the role of the airport in the economic development of the region. Current issues include the proposed airspace review - on which the GACC has been consulted several times in relation to the process and reasoning - and passenger surface access to and from the airport. The GACC is always keen to hear from interested individuals and organisations in relation to other matters where the consultative committee could play a role.
The GACC meets four times each year usually in January, April, July and October. Membership includes representation from the local authorities that fall under the airport’s flightpath, Scottish travel trade associations, chambers of commerce and passenger interest groups.
A Brief History of the GACC
The Glasgow Airport Consultative Committee has a long and distinguished history. It was formed in 1975 following the sale of the airport by Glasgow City Council to British Airports Authority (BAA).
David Wardley was appointed as the GACC’s first chairman at this time. In 1979 Jack Richmond was named chairman and led the consultative committee until his well-earned retirement in January 2018 when David Flint then took over as Chairman.
The GACC leadership meets annually with the leadership of other consultative committees from airports across the UK to consider and discuss industry-wide issues.
Current GACC Leadership
Each UK consultative committee is led by an independent chair. The GACC’s current chair is Professor David Flint, Commercial Law Consultant at Scottish law firm Inksters, and Visiting Professor of Law at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska.
Chartered engineer and Director in Estates at the Houses of Parliament, Donald Grant is the GACC’s deputy chairman. Donald is also a Trustee of the Consumers’ Association Which?
List of Committee Members
|David Flint||Chairman CC|
|Donald Grant||Vice Chairman CC|
|Jennifer Stewart||Secretary CC|
|Alan Reid||Jet 2 - AOC Chairman|
|Alex Grant||Passenger Representative|
|Councillor Calum Smith||East Dunbarton Council|
|Councillor Jim Patterson||Renfrewshire Council|
|Councillor David Wilson||Inverclyde Council|
|Councillor Ian Shonny Paterson||Argyll & Bute Council|
|Councillor John Anderson||South Lanarkshire Council|
|Inspector Brian Field||Police Scotland|
|Maurice Corry||Passenger Representative|
|Councillor Stephen Dornan||Glasgow City Council|
|Councillor Daniel Lenny||West Dunbarton Council|
|Councillor William Goldie||North Lanarkshire Council|
|Stephen Cruickshank||Renfrewshire Access Panel|
|Chris Connelly||Chaplain - Glasgow Airport|
|Alan Glen||Scottish Passenger Agents Association|
Meeting Dates for 2023
23 January 2023
24 April 2023
24 July 2023
23 October 2023
184th Consultative Committee Meeting Minutes 19th April 2021
185th Consultative Committee Meeting Minutes 19th July 2021
186th Consultative Committee Meeting Minutes 18th October 2021
187th Consultative Committee Meeting Minutes 24th January 2022
188th Consultative Committee Meeting Minutes 25th April 2022