Joint HIAL and Prospect statement on talks about delivery of the Air Traffic Management Strategy

13 September 2021

Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd (HIAL) and Prospect are discussing a possible alternate method of delivery for the Air Traffic Management Strategy (ATMS) project.

Any proposal will be subject to consultation with union members and HIAL’s wider stakeholders.

David Avery, Negotiation Officer for Prospect said

“Prospect had a constructive meeting with HIAL on 10 September and we have agreed to further talks to find a mutually agreeable solution to modernising air traffic control services in the Highlands and Islands. Prospect has agreed that there will be no further days of strike while these talks are ongoing.”

Inglis Lyon, HIAL’s Managing Director said:

“We have been engaging with Prospect to find a solution to resolve the current industrial action. I met with Prospect on Friday, 10 September, to discuss the implementation of our air traffic modernisation programme. The discussions were constructive, and we will now move forward with more detailed talks.”


Prospect has members working in aviation, road, rail and maritime transportation, as well as regulation and research.