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Martin Rolfe - Articles and news items

NATS records annual increase in air traffic

Airport news  •  19 January 2015  •  NATS

NATS, the provider of en route air traffic services in the UK, recorded a 2.2% increase in 2014 traffic volumes when compared to the previous year...

Cross-border air traffic control trial cuts Heathrow holding times

Airport news  •  7 January 2015  •  NATS

A trial to cut the amount of time aircraft spend circling in ‘holding stacks’ at Heathrow Airport has started to reap rewards...

NATS handles traffic increase as Autumn begins

Airport news  •  13 November 2014  •  NATS

NATS handled 197,313 flights during October, a rise of 1.5% compared to the same period last year...

NATS and MoD agree revised contract terms to enable greater investment in new technology

Airport news  •  8 October 2014  •  NATS

NATS and the Ministry of Defence have agreed a deal that will see UK military air traffic controllers equipped with the latest generation of controlling tools...

NATS sees out the summer with further traffic increase

Airport news  •  24 September 2014  •  NATS

During August NATS handled 210,615 flights, which is an increase of 2.2% compared to the same period last year...

NATS handles summer traffic growth

Airport news  •  24 July 2014  •  NATS

NATS handled 206,315 flights in June, which is an increase of +2.4% when compared to the same period last year...

NATS records lowest delay for January

Airport news  •  13 February 2014  •  NATS

NATS handled a total of 152,930 flights in January, an increase of 3.1% compared to the same period last year...

‘Time based separation’ at Heathrow an air traffic world first

Airport news  •  6 February 2014  •  NATS

A new system to separate arriving aircraft at Heathrow by time instead of distance will radically cut delays and reduce cancellations due to high headwinds, says air traffic control firm NATS...

NATS awards Lockheed Martin seven-year contract extension

Airport news  •  7 January 2013  •  NATS

NATS has awarded Lockheed Martin UK a seven-year contract extension to continue supporting the ATM systems...


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