Focus on growth at new exhibition
NATS has today opened a special exhibition to showcase its expertise as a provider of air traffic services across the world.
Business Secretary Vince Cable was among those to visit the exhibition being held at the London headquarters of UKTI.
Mr Cable said: “Britain’s aerospace industry is the biggest in Europe and second only to the US worldwide. Our expertise in air traffic control management – demonstrated so well by this exhibition – proudly sits alongside world-beating capability in wing and engine manufacturing and advanced aircraft systems.
“Encouraging more exports is a key part of the Government’s Plan for Growth. Over the past three years with support from UKTI, NATS has grown from operating in just two countries to now exporting its air traffic services to 30 around the world, including Japan, Qatar, the US and Australia.
“I congratulate NATS on this achievement and wish them well for future successes.”
Richard Deakin, NATS CEO, added: “NATS has grown enormously in past few years and the UKTI has been an invaluable support.
“Our expansion into new markets is testament to the fact that Britain is a world leader in air traffic management and NATS’ knowledge and skills are in demand across the world.”
The exhibition runs until 11 April.
High resolution imagery is available from the NATS Flickr photostream.