We provide Air Traffic Control (ATC) services at 13 UK airports. At George Best
Belfast City Airport we provide tower, approach and engineering services.
This is an ATC service provided for the airport
and surrounding airspace. The controllers will
look out of the tower windows, as well as at the
ATC equipment, to give aircraft clearance to 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 40 miles away
from the aerodrome, generally under 10,000ft.
An engineering team, based at the airport, are
responsible for maintaining air traffic control
services, such as radar and the Instrument
Landing System (ILS).
The Operation: 2019
The current tower opened in 1994 and NATS has
been providing an ATC service since 2016.