British public positive about aviation despite environmental concerns
02 January 2020
An overwhelming majority of the British public (81%) have a positive view of aviation, which they see as important both personally, and to the UK economy as a whole. This is according to recent research from NATS, the UK’s leading provider of air traffic navigation services and Savanta ComRes (a leading research consultancy).
NATS Prestwick hosts UWS for air traffic gaming competition
19 December 2019
NATS hosted students from the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) at the Prestwick Control Centre this week, where the winners of a computer game design competition were announced. Working in collaboration with the University as part of their strategic partnership, NATS and UWS created the competition to encourage students to think about how air traffic control works.
Cross Border Arrival Management procedure goes live at Gatwick Airport
10 December 2019
An innovative cross border arrival management system, known as XMAN, has gone into operation at Gatwick Airport following a successful SESAR trial run by NATS and partners across Europe, which has demonstrated multiple benefits, including a saving in fuel and CO2 emissions, as well as reduced holding times.
NATS and MoD strengthen existing ties for even closer collaboration
19 November 2019
NATS and the Ministry of Defence (MoD) have extended their existing Future Military Area Radar Service (FMARS) contract for a further nine years, until 31 March 2030. This will allow civilian and military air traffic controllers to continue to work side by side at the Swanwick Control Centre in Hampshire, ensuring safe and efficient collaboration and coordination within UK airspace.