According to NATS, improving aviation’s impact on the environment is a growing concern for the flying public with nearly 40 per cent of those surveyed agreeing to an environmental tax.
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The 10-year contract further strengthens NATS and Cardiff Airport's working relationship, with NATS providing ATC services for MOD St Athans Airport for the first time.
The EUROCONTROL ‘Challenges of Growth 2018’ study predicts there will be a lack of capacity at European airports in 2040 preventing around 1.5 million flights from flying. Such a lack of capacity could mean 160 million passengers would not be able to travel with a potential economic loss of around…
David McMillan, Chair of the ATM Policy Institute, says that the development and digitalisiation of the air traffic management industry is a change that has taken a long time to be accepted industry wide, and this ongoing development can only happen with continued liberalisation within the industry.
With projects ranging from air taxis to AI in air traffic control, the UK CAA's 'Innovation Sandbox' plans to keep UK aviation at the forefront of technology.
The same technology NATS used at Heathrow is now being implemented at Toronto Pearson to help improve flight punctuality at the airport.
For the first time, air traffic controllers now have real-time data on the position of planes anywhere in the world, including previously unsurveilled airspace.
UK ANSP, NATS has released figures which show that February 2019 saw an increase of 2.8 per cent on air traffic in UK airspace from 2018, an additional 4,769 flights in a year.
Martin Rolfe, NATS’ Chief Executive Officer, reveals the challenges posed by managing air traffic in today’s world, with rapidly increasing pressure to maximise capacity, resilience and performance in the face of growing demand and customer expectation.
Andy Taylor, Chief Solutions Officer for Digital Towers at NATS, reveals how industry collaborations are revolutionising digital tower offerings to challenge assumptions and pave the way for smarter digital airport operations.
At the Airport Operators Association (AOA) annual dinner, Chris Grayling explained that reforming UK airspace is vital to meet the growing needs of the industry.
The digital-twin programme ensures that every known eventuality has been planned for, ensuring that air traffic management is optimised.
With fewer delays, and continued positive growth, 2019 could be a very busy year for air traffic controllers at NATS in the UK.
In his second instalment for International Airport Review, Lee Mansell describes how sensor technology can detect, track and identify drone activity.
NATS, the UK’s leading provider of air traffic services, has been recognised for its progress in reducing the environmental impact of its operations.