Under the public and legislative spotlight
With governments and the public calling for tighter control, there is an increasing focus on environmental issues. Keeping up and complying with legislation can swallow up both time and money.
However, the environment can also provide opportunities – a good reputation on this front can pay dividends in terms of shareholders and public image.
There are several key issues that arise when you look at the environment in relation to the aviation industry:
- The environmental impacts of aviation businesses take many forms, such as noise, pollution, encroachment on neighbourhoods under flight paths, even problems with nearby wind farms.
- Location can be a key factor in environmental problems. Older airports, for instance, tend to be closer to population centres, which heightens sensitivity and restricts growth.
- Environmental legislation is becoming ever more complex, for instance carbon emission reports. These divert time that could be more profitably spent elsewhere in the business.
Making sure the environment isn’t an obstacle
The complex and sensitive nature of the environmental issue means it requires careful planning. Without skilled management, many environmental problems can take several years to resolve.
NATS has the experience of dealing with such issues alongside airports, service providers and other aviation businesses throughout the world. We have the technology, vision and people to help you move things on with the support of local communities.
Find out more about our approach to environmental issues.
ATM technology modernisation Learn more about how we are working to modernise ATM technology worldwide.
Civil & military We have an in depth understanding of the complexities of civil and military airspace.