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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.

Volcanic Ash: Travel Alternatives

Volcanic Ash: Travel Alternatives

16 April 2010 Tourism News

The National Air Traffic Service has warned British airspace is likely to be closed until lunchtime tomorrow at the earliest, with severe disruption expected into next week. But what alternative options to travellers to and from the UK have?