NATS and Belfast International Airport extend contract
Belfast International Airport has extended its current contract with NATS, to supply tower services, to 2020.
The two-year contract extension includes air navigation services provision and engineering services. This builds on the original contract, which came into effect on 1 April 2013 and was scheduled to run for five years.
The next two years will see NATS supporting the airport operator in the delivery of some significant projects, including the replacement of the Instrument Landing System (ILS) and upgrades to the Semi-Automatic Metrological Observation System (SAMOS).
Martin Rolfe, NATS Chief Executive Officer, said: “Belfast International is experiencing significant passenger growth at the moment, with recent figures confirming an 8% increase due to the addition of new routes and upgrades to the airport facilities. We are excited to be a part of this and to be able to contribute to and help enhance the continued strong performance of the airport.”
Graham Keddie, Managing Director, Belfast International Airport said: “Belfast International Airport is delighted to extend the contract with NATS. A tried-and-trusted relationship has been forged over many years and it made sound commercial and professional sense to extend the contract to 2020. The airport is committed to a continuous programme of modernising facilities, both landside and airside, and NATS will play a central role in that investment rollout.”
Photo caption: From left to right, Graham Keddie, Managing Director, Belfast International Airport and Martin Rolfe, NATS Chief Executive Officer sign the contract at Belfast International on 7 July 2015.