NATS will continue to provide air traffic services and expertise at Cardiff Airport, after securing a five year contract with Cardiff International Airport.
The contract provides aerodrome and airport approach services, approach radar for MOD St Athan (located 2.5nm southwest of Cardiff Airport) and air traffic control engineering services at Cardiff.
NATS will also continue to provide a delegated air traffic function for Swanwick Area Control.
Aidan Cottee, NATS acting general manager at the airport, said: “Cardiff Airport has gone from strength to strength recently, with increased passenger numbers and improved facilities and services; we are delighted to be able to be a part of this success story.”
This airspace is delegated to Cardiff between 06:00 and 23:00 daily, up to flight level 165 within 40nm of Cardiff.
Mike Stoller, operations director (Airports), NATS, also commented: “Negotiations for this contract were lengthy and complicated, due to the various elements of the service provision, from both our regulated and unregulated side of the business.
“We are therefore delighted to have reached such a positive outcome and look forward to continuing to provide Cardiff Airport with the outstanding service that we have previously.”