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Summary Executive Board Meeting July 6th 2009

EGATS Internal

We are still busy with cleaning up our new office and decided to give a lot of stuff, like Polo-shirts with the old logo to Ilia‘s charity.

New Roster

The minutes for the last RRT meeting should be published very shortly. In the meantime the study to find the best split for the N-duty has started. It is on us (you!) to give our input and try to find an optimum solution. However it will still be a night shift and it will be tougher than day shifts.


Summary Executive Board Meeting May 9th 2009

On the 9th of May, the Executive Board held a meeting where the following topics were discussed:

  1. Composition of board, integration of new EB members:

Unfortunately nobody volunteers to become vice-president; therefore we will continue another year without. SJ will take over the membership secretary from ZH. When KC comes back we will discuss who will continue. We will need new membership cards for all members with the new logo.

Draft Minutes AGM 2009 available

The draft minutes of the 2009 Annual General Meeting can be downloaded here. If you'd like to see the minutes or reports from this or previous AGM's, check this page.

EGATS 2009 Annual General Meeting

UPDATE: here's the booklet with the agenda, reports and minutes of the last AGM. Proxy forms can be found on the last page of the pdf file or as a word document here.

The 2009 Annual General Meeting of EGATS, will be held in the Maastricht UAC Canteen on Tuesday 31st of March. The meeting kicks off at 19.30h.

Nightshift = bad for you

The latest findings on the impact on night shifts (the duty, not the 1984 album by the Commodores) on people's metabolism, was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. It shows a clear link between work-sleep cycles, metabolic disregulation and disease.

People who participated in the test produced less leptin, a hormone that signals a body to stop eating by triggering feelings of satiety. Blood glucose and insulin levels rose, both of which are linked to diabetes. Levels of the stress hormone cortisol also shot up, as did the blood pressure of the test subjects. 

Even a brief misalignment caused quite impressive changes, the research shows.

You can read more on the study here.

EGATS Photo Competitions

Photo Competition 2015 - Doors & Windows

OUTPUT Magazine

Winter 2014/2015

OUTPUT, winter 2008

You can find a pdf version of the latest OUTPUT magazine here. Subjects in this issue include: Waiting for the DREAMFLIGHT, CBAS, Red Bull Air Race Rotterdam 2008, Ilia’s Charity and EBBL Visit.

OPS Breakfast

With the introduction of the new ops roster from 01/10 it was clear that it would be very difficult to continue with the provision of breakfast in the same way it was done in the past. Although the roster is still called "Team Based" it has become impossible for the responsible persons in the different teams to figure out when they were supposed to arrange breakfast and who they should approach for that.

So the time had come for the board to decide if we would continue with the provision of the breakfast. We all agreed at the latest meeting to do so, but to change the procedure completely.

Executive Board Meeting November 2008

Our last board meeting was held on 8th November and we discussed the following items:

Results from survey
We received 60 votes, which means only 13% of the membership replied. We discussed the suggestions made for a re-organization of EGATS and hope for more input from the membership. Frederic proposed to organize a forum/meeting between pilots and controllers in order to make EGATS more interesting again. The board decided to collect more ideas, think about the suggestions and discuss them in our future meetings again.