Air traffic controllers aid Perfect Flight demonstration
16 September 2021
A cross-industry collaboration of aviation partners demonstrated how they are working towards the ‘Perfect Flight’, with a flight between Heathrow and Glasgow on 14 September 2021, showing the efforts being made to reduce aviation’s carbon footprint. Led by British Airways and involving Heathrow and Glasgow airports, Airbus and bp, it was up to NATS to ensure that air traffic controllers optimised the flight profile and provided the most direct routing.
NATS declares emissions lows and charitable giving highs in Responsible Business Report
19 August 2021
NATS has accelerated its estate net zero targets from 2050 to 2035, highlighted in its annual Responsible Business Report, published today. This is to ensure the impacts from running the business are reduced in line with the science-based target of limiting temperature rise to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels. NATS had already pledged to support the aviation industry’s commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Airspace change final design modified following consultation feedback
25 June 2021
Proposed new arrival routes into London Luton Airport (LLA) have been modified in direct response to feedback from residents and other stakeholders received in the public consultation held from October 2020 to February 2021.
Cycling from Swanwick to Prestwick for charity
24 May 2021
NATS employee and Hampshire based air traffic controller, Colin Green, is cycling from Swanwick Control Centre to Prestwick Control Centre, in memory of colleague and friend Tim Jenkins who sadly passed away last December after a short battle with cancer.
NATS passes the Drone Assist baton to Altitude Angel
14 May 2021
Altitude Angel, the world leading and award-winning UTM (Unified Traffic Management) technology provider, and NATS, the UK’s major Air Navigation Service Provider, have today announced that Altitude Angel is to launch an updated version of Drone Assist without the NATS brand.
London City is first major airport controlled by remote digital tower
30 April 2021
London City Airport has become the first major international airport in the world to be fully controlled by a remote digital air traffic control tower, following intensive testing and live trials of the revolutionary technology during lockdown.
Air traffic control environmental performance metric made available for all
21 April 2021
NATS is making its industry-leading environmental performance metric, known as ‘Three-Dimensional insight’, or 3Di, available to aviation stakeholders around the world, to help deliver even more significant CO2 savings once air traffic returns post-Covid. The UK’s principal Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) is making the metric available free of charge in the hope that it aids collaboration across the industry and helps to reduce emissions.