Nats News

NATS confirms Rolfe as chief executive

NATS confirms Rolfe as chief executive

The NATS Board has announced the permanent appointment of Martin Rolfe as its new chief executive officer following a full selection process. Rolfe has led the company since May. NATS chairman Paul Golby said: “Martin has proved himself an excellent candidate through both a robust selection and the way he has successfully steered the company during this interim period.”

NATS reports increases for UK air traffic in June

NATS reports increases for UK air traffic in June

NATS handled 224,716 flights in June, an increase of 2.5 per cent compared to June 2014. These latest air traffic figures confirm that the number of flights continues to increase on a month by month basis. According to NATS internal traffic data, transatlantic arrivals and departures remained buoyant and grew by 6.1 per cent in June 2015 versus June 2014.

NATS tracks upward trend in UK aviation sector

NATS tracks upward trend in UK aviation sector

Leading UK air traffic control company NATS saw an increase in flight traffic of 4.2 per cent in March compared to the same month last year, handling a total of 183,187 flights. Domestic flights led the UK market growth with an increase of 7.7 per cent compared to March 2014. This is the fifth consecutive month of growth for this sector. This rise was due, in part, to additional routes to Scotland and Northern Ireland from London City Airport.

NATS reports upsurge in UK air traffic

NATS reports upsurge in UK air traffic

18th Mar 2015 Airline News Tourism News

Air traffic in the UK increased in January and February compared to those months last year, with NATS, the UK’s major air traffic management company, handling more than 159,000 flights in each of the first two months of 2015. NATS handled 164,805 flights in January, an increase of 1.6 per cent, compared to the same month last year, with 412 minutes of delays attributable to NATS - a 65 per cent reduction on the 1,190 minutes in January 2014.

Transatlantic flights drive traffic growth at NATS

Transatlantic flights drive traffic growth at NATS

NATS, the provider of en route air traffic services in the UK, recorded a 2.2 per cent increase in 2014 traffic volumes when compared to the previous year. Last year saw 2,200,804 flights, up from 2,153,995 in 2013. In December 2014 alone, NATS handled 158,106 flights, which was an increase of 3.8 per cent when compared to December 2013.

UK launches independent inquiry into air traffic chaos

UK launches independent inquiry into air traffic chaos

15th Dec 2014 Airline News

Officials in the UK government have launched in independent inquiry into the failure of air traffic control services in the south-east of England on Friday. National Air Traffic Services blamed a software glitch at its centre at Swanwick in Hampshire for the disruption, which delays at Heathrow and Gatwick.

NATS sees rise in scheduled traffic in August

NATS sees rise in scheduled traffic in August

25th Sep 2014 Airline News

During August NATS handled 210,615 flights, which is an increase of 2.2 per cent compared to the same period last year. Nine out of the fifteen airports where NATS operates air traffic control saw a rise in scheduled air traffic last month.

NATS to provide pilot training for Bristol Airport

NATS to provide pilot training for Bristol Airport

3rd Sep 2014 Airline News

Air traffic services provider NATS is to provide fully-managed simulator services at Bristol Airport. The 3D Aerodrome and Approach simulator, which will operate remotely, will provide the best available equipment for Bristol air traffic staff to train, familiarise and demonstrate their expertise, as well as practising new procedures and techniques.

Manchester Airport Group and NATS sign ten year air traffic deal

Manchester Airport Group and NATS sign ten year air traffic deal

26th Aug 2014 Airline News

Manchester Airport Group and NATS, the UK’s leading air traffic control provider, have signed an agreement confirming a ten-year contract for air traffic control and engineering services at both Manchester and London Stansted airports. NATS has a long standing relationship with Manchester and Stansted Airports, built up over many years, and will commence the new contract on April 1st 2015.

Farnborough Air Show drives NATS traffic to record levels

Farnborough Air Show drives NATS traffic to record levels

21st Aug 2014 Airline News

NATS saw an air traffic increase of 2.4 per cent compared to the same period last year, with 214,923 flights handled in July. Scheduled traffic rose at eight out of the fifteen airports where NATS operate air traffic control. Farnborough led this growth with a rise of 31.3 per cent, which was mainly attributable to the air show during the month.

NATS sees traffic boom for summer season

NATS sees traffic boom for summer season

24th Jul 2014 Airline News

NATS handled 206,315 flights in June, which is an increase of 2.4 per cent when compared to the same period last year. Scheduled traffic rose at ten out of the fifteen airports where NATS operate air traffic control.