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.
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).