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NATS sees traffic growth in 2013

NATS sees traffic growth in 2013

21 January 2014 Airline News

UK air traffic rose slightly in the calendar year 2013 compared to the previous year, in spite of a number of issues, including European strike action and bad weather, with their associated delays and flight cancellations. NATS, the UK’s major air traffic management company, handled 2,153,995 flights in total, a rise of 0.4 per cent.

Changes at the top for NATS

Changes at the top for NATS

2 January 2014 Airline News

NATS chief executive Richard Deakin, the UK based global provider of air traffic services, has announced a key appointment within the executive team of the company. Catherine Mason will take up the role of managing director services on April 1st 2014, with responsibility for leading NATS’ services business, NATS (Services).

NATS launches London airspace consultation

NATS launches London airspace consultation

17 October 2013 Airline News

NATS has started a consultation on proposed airspace changes over southern England. The London Airspace Consultation will run until January 21st 2014 and will be available online for stakeholders and the public to view and leave feedback that will help with the modernisation of the UK’s airspace structure.

NATS technical issues hit UK airspace

NATS technical issues hit UK airspace

9 July 2013 Airline News

Flights into and out of the United Kingdom have been hit by technical problems at the NATS Swanwick control centre. UK airspaces remained open, the air traffic control service said, but there would be limits on capacity while the problems were addressed.

NATS works to reduce environmental impact of aviation

NATS works to reduce environmental impact of aviation

6 February 2013 Airline News

NATS is marking one year since delivering 3Di, its award winning tool which measures the environmental efficiency of air traffic, unlocking estimated savings of 600,000 tonnes of CO2 and £120 million of fuel by 2015. Over the course of 2012, NATS’ 3Di score – as measured on a scale where zero equates to a ‘perfect flight’ – has been steadily improving, reflecting the range of environmental initiatives NATS has introduced to help save airlines fuel and minimise CO2 emissions.

NATS awards Lockheed Martin seven-year contract extension

NATS awards Lockheed Martin seven-year contract extension

9 January 2013 Airline News

NATS has awarded Lockheed Martin UK a seven-year contract extension to continue supporting the air traffic management systems based at Swanwick and Prestwick. Under this contract Lockheed Martin will also support the UK’s air traffic control company’s flight data processing system.

NATS stake up for sale as airlines sell out

NATS stake up for sale as airlines sell out

24 September 2012 Airline News

Members of the seven strong consortium of carriers known as the Airline Group could be preparing to sell their stake in National Air Traffic Services, according to reports. Airline Group bought a 42 per cent stake in NATS when it was privatised 11 years ago.

Aviation Authority of Singapore links up with NATS

Aviation Authority of Singapore links up with NATS

25 May 2012 Airline News

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and NATS, air navigation service provider to the United Kingdom, have signed a memorandum of cooperation. The deal will allow both parties to collaborate, exchange ideas and experiences as well as develop and implement new initiatives to tackle air traffic management challenges.

Ash update: chaos could reign for months

Ash update: chaos could reign for months

19 April 2010 Airline News

Tens of thousands of airline passengers remain stranded around the world as the volcanic dust cloud continues to ground virtually all flights across Northern Europe. UK airspace remains closed, with experts now warning that eruptions could continue for months.