The roads in our skies
The aircraft we see in our skies are using an intricate and highly structured route network which keeps us safe as we fly from A to B, from the moment we take off to touchdown at our destination.
NATS is the custodian of UK airspace, managing the ‘invisible infrastructure’ that helps a wide range of airspace users to fly safely. Find out more below.
Explore the sections below to find out more about how airspace works, how we manage it and what the future looks like.
The value of aviation to the UK
The UK is an island nation connected to the rest of the world through the strength of our aviation industry.
We have the third largest aviation network in the world, behind only the USA and China, supporting 1.56 million jobs and contributing over £88 billion to the UK economy.
Watch this video to learn more about the value of aviation to the United Kingdom >>
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