Research & development

Advancing aviation from concept to implementation

Research & development

We have a strong track record of research and development (R&D) and taking ideas from concept to implementation. From early uses of satellite-based aircraft tracking to the introduction of iFACTS, an innovative set of tools to help controllers safely manage growing volumes of traffic, we are committed to developing and implementing innovative solutions that deliver benefits to our customers.

We are a proud member of SESAR (the Single European Sky ATM Research programme) and are committed to working with partners to improve the service we offer our customers and help deliver the vision of a Single European Sky.

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Research Collaboration 21

Our virtual exhibition & conference

Research Collaboration 21 - Our virtual exhibition & conference - is now open.

Through the virtual exhibition and website you can find out about some of the collaborative research projects we are currently working on.

Projects span four topic areas: Future Airspace, Environment, Automation and Airspace Users. You can also register to join webinars led by experts from NATS and our collaborative partners.

Go to the virtual exhibition

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