ATM technology modernisation

What, where, when, how?

Until recently Air Traffic Management (ATM) technology has been modernised incrementally – small changes as and when technology advances. However we can expect a step change in technology with the European joint undertaking, SESAR (Single European Sky ATM Research) and the American equivalent, Next Generation (NextGen).

We can speak with authority on the technology involved and how it can increase safety and efficiency, while decreasing cost.

We can speak with authority on the technology involved and how it can increase safety and efficiency, while decreasing cost.

SESAR is the technological pillar of the Single European Sky (SES) initiative, which aims to modernise ATM technology in order to improve the capacity, safety and efficiency of European airspace. NATS is a full member of the SESAR Joint Undertaking and chairs the A6 Alliance, which was formed to provide a coordinated voice for the Air Navigation Service Provider members of SESAR.

It’s uncertain when the changes brought about by SESAR and NextGen will come into play, which makes this an important time to consider some factors in order to prepare for it:

  • How will you take advantage of ATM technology modernisation to make the most of the potential cost savings and to enable greater growth?
  • In terms of Air Traffic Control, the challenge is to know whether your existing kit is the best for the job or whether you need to upgrade.
  • ATM technology has so far been ground-based but satellite navigation is now becoming more widely used. This offers more precise tracking of an aircraft’s location and the potential to integrate information in the cockpit with other ground-based systems.

Helping you stay one step ahead

What do you need to do to keep up to speed with ATM technology modernisation? What opportunities does it provide your business? How can you take advantage of this new trend cost effectively?

As an industry leader, we have been one of the driving forces behind ATM modernisation for many years. We can speak with authority on the technology involved and how it can increase safety and efficiency, while decreasing cost. We can provide the innovative and proven solutions that many airports, service providers and other aviation businesses around the world will need in these changing times.

To learn more about how NATS is working to modernise ATM technology worldwide, visit our interactive world map.

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