Revised process issued for Non-Standard Flight applications in place of the Airspace User Portal
30 April 2020
NATS has issued further guidance for those using the Airspace User Portal (AUP), following news of the portal’s suspension as of 30 April 2020. The suspension was announced earlier this month in response to the impact felt by the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent restrictions.
Airspace User Portal to be suspended
07 April 2020
From 30 April 2020, drone users, General Aviation pilots and those submitting Non-Standard Flight (NSF) applications will no longer be able to do so via the Airspace User Portal (AUP). After that date, users should revert to the original notification process detailed in the UK AIP and published by the CAA.
Last year and last decade busiest ever for air traffic
03 March 2020
2019 was another record year for air traffic with 2,580,214 flights managed by NATS in UK airspace, an increase of 0.9% from 2018. The last decade also proved to be record breaking, with air traffic increasing by 13.3% between 2009 and 2019.