Tag: NATS

NATS signs airport capacity contract with Saudi Air Navigation Services

Saudi Air Navigation Services (SANS) and NATS signed an agreement to collaborate on a capacity enhancement study at King Khalid International Airport, as part of the Kingdom’s ambitious growth and development plans. The agreement was signed at the Dubai Air Show by Abdulaziz Alzaid, the CEO of SA...

One Year On: London City’s digital Air Traffic Control Tower

On April 30th last year, London City and NATS announced the successful launch of the first Digital Air Traffic Control Tower at a mainstream UK commercial airport. Unlike most airports, air traffic control is provided by a digital system, which sees fourteen high-definition cameras and sensors mo...

No recovery for UK air traffic in 2021 as pandemic continues

Air traffic figures for 2021 show the UK aviation industry is still struggling to recover from the pandemic, with numbers changing little from 2020 and showing continued volatility. Despite the peaks and troughs as the industry responded to changing COVID guidelines at home and in overseas market...

NATS reveals big CO2 savings in responsible business report

UK navigation service provider NATS has revealed big CO2 savings in its responsible business report. The savings equate to £18.4 million of fuel for airlines and means NATS has now enabled a reduction of 8.4 million tonnes of aircraft CO2 emissions since 2006.    NATS’ 2018-...

NATs signs 10-year air traffic agreement with Cardiff Airport

Air navigation service provider NATS Holdings has signed a contract to provide air traffic and engineering services and expertise to Cardiff airport. As well as aerodrome, approach and engineering services for Cardiff, the 10-year contract also includes the provision of services to the Ministry ...

NAV CANADA to install time-based spacing system at Toronto

Intelligent Approach - the innovative air traffic control system that dynamically separates arriving aircraft by time instead of distance - is being installed at the Toronto Area Control Centre to help improve flight punctuality at Canada’s busiest airport, Toronto Pearson. The project will se...

Glasgow Airport radar project gives go-ahead for wind farm development

Following the installation of the new radar system at Glasgow Airport, plans for one of the largest wind farm developments in Scotland have been given the go-ahead. Glasgow Airport has introduced a new radar, working with air traffic services NATS and Banks Renewables, that can mitigate the impact ...

NATS awarded grade B for awareness and management of environmental risks

The National Air Traffic Services (NATS) has been awarded with a B grade by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) for its efforts to address the risks presented by climate change. The CDP ranks companies from A to D based on their awareness and management of environmental risks. NATS started its envi...

Glasgow Airport radar project given the green light

Plans for one of the largest wind farm developments in Scotland have been given the green light following the installation of a state-of-the-art radar system at Glasgow Airport. Together with air traffic services company, NATS, and Banks Renewables, Glasgow Airport has introduced a new radar earl...

NATS trial how Artificial Intelligence can help cut delays at Heathrow Airport

National Air Traffic Services (NATS) is running trials to and researching into how Artificial intelligence (AI), to see if it could be used to help reduce flight delays at Heathrow Airport. The project is now taking place within NATS’ bespoke digital tower laboratory at Heathrow Airport, where th...

NATS installs new digital flight strip system at Bristol Airport

UK air traffic control NATS installs new digital flight strip system at Bristol Airport which will incorporate the airport’s tower and approach services that handle over 75,000 flights per year carrying more than 8.5 million passengers to destinations across Europe and beyond. The roll-out fol...

NATS brings in F1 tech to ‘transform operational decisions’

NATS and McLaren Deloitte have today announced a collaboration agreement aimed at transforming how operational decisions are made in the aviation industry. The companies will work together on products that combine the relative expertise of leading organisations; bringing together state-of-the-art...

Watch: Flightrader24 may have recorded the busiest airspace day on record

A post on social media by flight tracking site, Flightrader24 shows potentially the busiest day in aviation's history. A multitude of planes dot the map of the world from Australia to LA in the graphic. See it below. https://twitter.com/flightradar24/status/1013816943558709249 As can be see...

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