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NATS - Articles and news items

New era for air traffic control dawns at Prestwick

Airport news  •  1 August 2016  •  NATS

Following hundreds of hours of testing and fine tuning, a state of the art new air traffic control system has entered full operational service at Scotland’s Prestwick Control Centre. The system – called iTEC – is the next generation of air traffic control technology designed to increase airspace capacity and improve safety by automatically detecting […]

Time Based Separation: Bringing the Single European Sky one step closer to reality

Issue 4 2016, Z homepage promo  •  21 July 2016  •  Andy Shand, General Manager of Customer Affairs at NATS

One year after NATS’ revolutionary Time Based Separation (TBS) arrivals system was implemented at London’s Heathrow Airport, Andy Shand, General Manager of Customer Affairs at NATS, reflects on the system’s track record and considers some air traffic management doors that are being nudged open by the new technology...

Belfast City Airport awards air traffic control contract to NATS

Airport news  •  18 July 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Belfast City Airport - George Best Belfast City Airport (BCA) - has chosen NATS as its new air traffic services provider.

NATS reports fall in greenhouse gas aircraft emissions in 2015

Airport news  •  27 June 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

NATS has revealed there was a reduction in greenhouse gas aircraft emissions during 2015 according to its annual Responsible Business report.

Avinor partners with NATS to join the iTEC alliance

Airport news  •  16 June 2016  •  Victoria White

Avinor has officially joined iTEC, marking another step towards aligning Air Traffic Management systems in support of a Single European Sky...

Air traffic control services at Gatwick Airport transferred to ANS

Airport news  •  1 March 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Air traffic control services at Gatwick Airport have been transferred from current provider NATS to Air Navigation Solutions (ANS).

UK-Ireland FAB completes SESAR concept of dynamic sectorisation trial

Airport news  •  26 February 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

UK-Ireland FAB (Functional Airspace Block) has completed a trial of the SESAR concept of dynamic sectorisation, designed to tactically switch air traffic services between providers.

EUROCONTROL contracts NATS to assess safety culture

Airport news  •  5 January 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

EUROCONTROL, the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation has contracted NATS to assess current safety culture in the aviation industry.

Heathrow holding times trial enters permanent operational service

Airport news  •  14 December 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

According to NATS, the air navigation services specialist, a trial to reduce Heathrow holding times has proved to be so successful it has now entered full operational service.

Technical issue at Scottish Air Traffic Control centre causes delays

Airport news  •  26 October 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

An overnight technical issue at the Scottish Air Traffic Control centre in Prestwick has caused flight delays to and from Scottish and Northern Irish airports.

Electronic flight strips introduced at Newcastle International Airport

Airport news  •  22 October 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

NATS has aided Newcastle International Airport in the transition to using state-of-the-art electronic flight strips in its air traffic control procedures.

Europe’s Air Navigation Service Providers renew commitment to deliver SESAR

Airport news  •  6 October 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Leaders of Europe’s Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) have renewed their pledge to work together to help deliver the Single European Sky ATM Research programme (SESAR).

Traffic in UK airspace continues to grow throughout summer months

Airport news  •  23 September 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Traffic in UK airspace continued to grow throughout the 2015 summer holiday period according to figures released by air navigation services provider NATS.

Enhancements to Middle East air traffic control could bring significant economic gain

Airport news  •  8 September 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

A report commissioned by air service provider NATS has revealed the potential economic benefits of enhanced air traffic control in the Middle East.

In Profile: John Swift – Director, NATS Middle East

Airport Extra  •  6 August 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

John Swift, Director at NATS Middle East, talks to international Airport Review about his 27- year career within the Aviation sector and Air Traffic Control business, his role at NATS, anticipating significant regional challenges and suggesting what will help to address them.

 

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