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We provide Air Traffic Control (ATC) services at 13 UK airports. At Aberdeen
Airport we provide Tower, Approach, Ground and Offshore ATC services.
This is an ATC service provided in and around the
airport. The controllers will look out of the tower
windows, as well as at the ATC equipment, to help aircraft taxi, take-off and land.
This is a radar based control service located in
the lower part of the tower. Incoming aircraft are
managed from approximately 55 miles away from
the aerodrome, generally under 10,000ft.
Offshore ATC services to helicopters operating
in support of the North Sea oil and gas industry.
Also Approach Radar service is provided for
Sumburgh Airport on Shetland.
The current tower was opened in 1977. NATS has
been providing an ATC service at Aberdeen airport
As well as business and leisure flights, Aberdeen
airport is a major centre for helicopter activities
linking oil rigs to the mainland.
Aberdeen, the world's busiest commercial heliport, has become the first air traffic control unit in the UK to be using ADS-B only to provide radar services.
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