Closing the operational gap
NATS Engineering ensures all your technology and infrastructure projects are transitioned with the operational context in mind, providing maximum operational benefit.
Every engineering project at an airport or at a centre has many different elements. These might include technology, legislation, people change, procedural change, safety management and programme management. Your difficulty lies in finding a partner with experience in them all.
Traditionally, equipment providers carry out these projects. But, whilst expert in their own field, they often have little real knowledge of the operational side. This can cause problems when they come to commission products and ensure they comply with legislative and operational requirements. You may also feel uncertain that the technology being recommended is best for the job, as your technology partner also produces it, creating a potential conflict of interest.
Another option is to use in-house engineering facilities. Again, your teams are undoubtedly skilled in specific areas, but how experienced are they in managing new solutions from inception to completion when they are beyond their traditional experience?
For in house teams, a significant project is a ‘once in a career’ opportunity. NATS, on the other hand, carries out a large number of projects each year, providing you with valuable experience at every phase. We can offer a total solution that takes into account every element, from local community buy-in to meeting world-class regulatory compliance standards.
As well as working in the regulatory environment, we have worked for many years on UK and international contracts in the unregulated ATC market, building up a deep working knowledge. This has been forged in all types of airports, including Heathrow / Gatwick – the busiest and most constrained airspaces in the world.
Our approach is to look at the benefit you want to achieve (it may be greater efficiency or more capacity, for instance) and work back from that. We are able to do this because our all-round experience allows us to bridge both the operational and engineering communities.
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