Across the 8 and 9 October 2022, London Gatwick Airport reappointed NATS, after a six-year break, as the air traffic service provider for the airport.
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National Air Traffic Systems has launched the largest airspace change in the UK, removing long-established air routes over Scotland and allowing aircraft to choose their most direct flight path.
London Heathrow has teamed up with British Airways, Airbus, BP, Glasgow Airport and NATS to pilot a net-zero short flight, powered by sustainable aviation fuel, from Heathrow to Glasgow Airport.
An air traffic control system that dynamically separates arrivals by time instead of distance is being deployed at Schiphol.
As passenger growth continues on its exponential curve, NATS has recorded a growth in air traffic for August 2019, compared to the same period 12 months ago.
Labelled 100 per cent safe and 100 per cent illegal, the plight of the drone comes back to haunt Heathrow Airport as more climate activists demand their voices are heard.
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.
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.