Research & Development

Advancing aviation from concept to implementation

About Research & Development at NATS

NATS has a strong track record in Research and Development (R&D) excellence. From continually updating many of our core systems to providing next-generation air traffic management (ATM) solutions, we pride ourselves on taking ideas from concept to implementation, always focussing on safety and delivering benefit to our customers.

Whether it’s leading the way in satellite-based aircraft tracking or introducing innovative and effective new ATM tools including iFACTS, which helps controllers safely manage growing volumes of air traffic, R&D excellence remains at the heart of our business.

NATS is proud to collaborate with valued academic and industry partners in the UK and internationally. We work closely with many experts and maintain strong links with academia to maintain our place at the forefront of technological advancement.

We also remain committed to our involvement with the important work being undertaken by the Single European Sky ATM Research programme (SESAR). We are constantly striving to improve the services we provide for our customers as we continue to work towards helping deliver the vision of a Single European Sky.

You can read more about some of our R&D projects by clicking on the links below. Find out what we're researching, who we're collaborating with and what we're aiming to achieve.

If you’re interested in working with us as a collaboration partner and would like more information, please get in touch using the contact form at the bottom of the page – we’d love to hear from you.

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