Christmas drone game set for take-off in the festive season
01 December 2017
NATS’ Christmas Drone Run game challenges virtual drone pilots to demonstrate they can fly their machines responsibly through a festive wintry landscape, keeping them in sight and below 400ft, as per the Drone Code, while simultaneously avoiding hazards such as Christmas trees, airports, snow-dusted buildings, and other aircraft – including Santa’s reindeer-led sleigh! Play now at nats.aero/xmasdronerun !
NATS appoints new Chief Information Officer
19 October 2017
Paul took up the role of Chief Information Officer on 1 August with responsibility for leading NATS’ Information Solutions (IS) and Analytics teams, which provide digital solutions for all NATS’ business functions, excluding front-line air traffic systems.
NATS offers ‘Hub and Spoke’ electronic strip solution
17 October 2017
NATS successfully transitioned Belfast International and Belfast City airports from paper to electronic flight strips earlier this year following a 10-month programme using new Hub and Spoke system architecture.
While electronic strips isn’t a new concept, this UK first sees all airports in the Hub and Spoke system linked to a single set of data servers at NATS Swanwick Control Centre in Hampshire, which drives the screens in the operation rooms at the airports connected to it.
New simulations highlight potential for more efficient runway operations
06 October 2017
Airport operations at some of Europe’s busiest airports have the potential to be made even more efficient. At least that’s what simulations hosted by NATS as part of the European SESAR (Single European Sky Air Traffic Management Research) 2020 programme suggest. Find out more…