Responding to comments from certain airlines and MPs following Saturday’s disruption to air traffic in the UK, NATS fully agrees that an inquiry into the level of contingency and resilience in UK airspace would be welcome and beneficial for all.
The problem that arose this morning with the ground communications system in the NATS Operations Room at Swanwick has now been resolved and operations are returning to normal.
In the early hours of this morning, a technical problem occurred at our Area Control centre at Swanwick. The problem is related to the internal telephone system used by our air traffic controllers and is expected to take about six hours to resolve.
Due to a technical problem at Swanwick we are currently experiencing some difficulty switching from night time to daytime operation.
Due to a technical problem at Swanwick we are currently experiencing some difficulty switching from night time to daytime operation. This may result in some delays for which we apologise. Engineers are working to rectify the problem as soon as possible.
NATS and Gatwick are halfway through a joint consultation on this proposed airspace change. Local people are being asked for input to help shape the design of routes for the future.
NATS, Snowflake Software, and Harris Corporation have all earned ‘Best-In-Class’ awards in the EUROCONTROL sponsored SESAR SWIM Master Class 2013 for their joint entries.
NATS welcomes USS (The Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited) as shareholders and a member of the Airline Group and we look forward to working with USS representatives on the NATS Board.
The environmental efficiency of UK airspace has improved over the last three months of the year, continuing a trend begun in the spring.
NATS, the UK’s leading provider of air traffic services, has been awarded the prestigious ‘Project of the Year’ award for 2013 by the Association for Project Management (APM).
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