Air Traffic Control urges local flyers to plan before take-off
13 April 2017
As days get longer and the weather gets warmer, more and more aviation enthusiasts are taking to the skies to explore countryside and coast from above – so it’s more important than ever for all airspace users to focus on flying safely and responsibly. Every year NATS air traffic controllers see approximately 600 unauthorised entries […]
NATS sign Armed Forces Covenant with the MOD
31 March 2017
NATS, the UK’s leading provider of air traffic control services, has today signed a formal declaration of support to acknowledge its close co-operation with the Armed Forces community. The Armed Forces Covenant was jointly signed at NATS Control Centre in Swanwick, also home to RAF(U) Swanwick, on behalf of the Ministry of Defence by Air Vice Marshal […]
Green thumbs up for Glasgow and Manchester
30 March 2017
NATS’ Glasgow and Manchester operations have successfully implemented an Environmental Management System, demonstrating that they meet the highest international standards for environmental protection. The certification was awarded following a review of NATS’ airspace operations and facilities at these sites to understand how they impact on the environment and plan to deliver environmental improvements. NATS’ Environmental Management […]
UK-Irish air traffic controllers collaborate to reduce delays and airline fuel burn
21 March 2017
Irish air traffic controllers, working with their counterparts in the UK, have implemented an advanced system which significantly reduces delays for aircraft and passengers travelling into London Heathrow, Europe’s busiest hub airport.
Enhanced time based separation scheduled for arrival early 2018
10 March 2017
Time based separation (TBS), where landing aircraft are separated by time rather than distance over the ground, is proven to safely deliver significant resilience at airports, but NATS is already developing the concept further, with the arrival of Enhanced TBS scheduled for early 2018.
A6 CEOs meet with EU Transport Commissioner Bulc at WAC to promote success of ATM industrial partnerships and SESAR Deployment
07 March 2017
The CEOs of the A6 Alliance met with Commissioner Violeta Bulc, EU Commissioner for Transport, at the World ATM Congress in Madrid. They discussed the role of Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) as one of the main drivers to successfully deploy SESAR technology and operational concepts and thus strengthening the competitiveness and sustainability of the […]
Media Advisory – NATS at the World ATM Congress 2017
24 February 2017
NATS will once again be in attendance at the CANSO World ATM Congress in Madrid on 7-9 March. Sharing its vision and views on the future of the industry, NATS experts on stand 890, will be available to discuss a range of ATM topics throughout the event.