Regeneration should not be a one off process, after all The Doctor has done it more than eleven times and Salamanders are capable of regenerating multiple limbs. We recognise this within NATS and our strategies look as far into the future as possible so that we implement a capability for this future today.
Ongoing global events and most recently, activity at the Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland, have brought the word ‘NOTAM’, or ‘Notice to Airmen’ into the public domain as it is discussed on news broadcasts and online. But what is a NOTAM, who is in charge of them and how do they affect where aircraft fly?
The BBC drama ‘Castles in the Sky’ traced the origins of radar, the pioneering technology that helped change the course of World War II and still underpins air traffic management today.
Conditional routes typically go through areas of airspace which are used by the military for their operations. When the military are not using these areas of airspace, they are available (together with the CDRs that go through them) for non-military aircraft. By their nature, CDRs are not available all of the time.
An innovative tool that eases the process of aligning microwave link dishes looks set to save NATS time and increase efficiency when replacing communication towers.
Regular readers of our blog will have noticed our post on our new ATC games to see if you have what it takes to be a controller. Maybe you have had a go already! We decided to take the games to Parliament to test the skills of our elected representatives, and see if they had perhaps chosen the wrong career!