Sharing costs and expertise
Internationally, the military are under increasing pressure to share airspace with civil aviation for commercial, political and environmental reasons.
As the finance of military departments comes under closer scrutiny it’s essential to find the most cost-effective approach to air traffic control. This strategy must, of course, make sure that security and safety are never compromised. And with airspace around the world becoming more and more congested, this is a tough challenge.
NATS Defence has the expertise to work with you and bring all these aspects together, improving operational performance and cost-efficiency.
Understanding the unique challenges
We have proven expertise in this area through integrating civil and military airspace in the UK. This has enabled us to develop reliable solutions that deal with the challenges faced at every stage. Through our close working relationship with the UK Ministry of Defence, we have developed an innate knowledge of what needs to be achieved in terms of air traffic management and airspace requirements, allowing us to deliver the right results cost-effectively.
To help the whole process go as smoothly as possible, we have dedicated teams with civil/military experience to work with you – sharing your issues and challenges. They are experienced in integrating systems for either joint or flexible use by civil/military aircraft and can help you restructure your airspace to make it work seamlessly. We also provide innovative services developed in the commercial environment that can be tailored for civil/military use.
Aeronautical data Our Defence customers draw on that expertise and rely on us to provide a cost-effective service.
Defence consulting We have a unique foundation to provide a range of consultancy services for military stakeholders in air traffic control.
En route The military controllers work closely with civilian controllers to ensure safe co-ordination of traffic.