Operational performance

Delivering a great service

Part privatisation has provided us with the opportunity to deliver even greater service levels in a number of essential areas.

  • Improved safety. We achieved our target of no NATS attributable risk-bearing airprox, maintaining our excellent safety record (2012/13).
  • Improved flight efficiency. This year (2012/13) we enabled fuel savings of around 6,926 tonnes, equating to 22,000 tonnes of CO2 and £4.5m in reduced costs for our airline customers. If we can achieve our 3Di based environmental performance targets, the CAA estimates that we will help save airlines around £120m of fuel over the next three years.
  • Reduced levels of delay. Average delay per flight was 1.4 seconds compared with 7.3 seconds the previous year, reflecting the benefit of new controller tools and systems. This is about 4% of the equivalent European average and NATS’ best-ever performance. In total, 99.9% of flights over the UK incurred no NATS-attributable delay.

Operational information

Total movements

FY 2012/13

Peak Day (as of 01/07/2013)

2,125,984

8,190

Total movements

FY 2012/13

Peak Day (as of 01/07/13)

Aberdeen

one of the world’s busiest airports for rotary-wing operations, handling traffic for the offshore oil and gas industry.

113,082

560

Belfast International

55,448

516

Birmingham

91,969

469

Bristol

60,358

316

Cardiff

26,344

488

Edinburgh

107,937

645

Farnborough

25,686

-

Gatwick

the world’s busiest single-runway airport.

244,576

895

Gibraltar

4,543

-

Glasgow

79,371

471

Heathrow

the world’s most intensively used international airport.

470,701

1,389

London City

70,191

1,153

Luton

98,510

506

Manchester

167,459

898

Southampton

42,454

-

Stansted

143,118

732

Total movements

FY 2012/13

Peak Day (as of 01/07/2013)

Swanwick

1,834,604

London Area Control

controls the en route airspace over England and Wales, above 24,500 feet.

1,757,682

6,697

London Terminal Control

controls the airspace over southern England below 24,500 feet.

1,219,467

4,547

Prestwick

1,136,968

Prestwick Domestic

852,430

Prestwick Oceanic

395,025

1484

UK flights handled

  • Departed today -
  • Landed today -
  • Currently airborne -
  • Handled yesterday -

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