Here our people share their insights, views and expertise on the world of Air Traffic Management. We cover a broad range of topics from discussing technology and practices today to sharing visions of a potential tomorrow.
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In episode one of Skies Above Britain my colleague, Brian Wheeler, explained some of the impact fog can have on our operations. While we continue to enjoy the summer months, we’d rather forget that around the corner lie the misty and foggy mornings of autumn. But what exactly does fog mean for an air traffic controller?
In tomorrow’s episode of BBC 2’s ‘Skies Above Britain’ you will see how the unique training is air traffic controllers go through to ensure they keep the skies safe if an unusual or emergency situation were to occur.
One of the first things most people ask is whether air traffic control is a stressful job, so it’s a question we put to Operational Supervisors Brian and Steve.
When an unidentified aircraft, or ‘infringer’, with no clear or declared intentions enters controlled airspace without permission, a chain reaction is set in motion. We spoke with Amanda Rhodes, who you may have seen in action on the recent BBC2 documentary, Skies Above Britain, about what happens next….
The air traffic control centre at Swanwick is the stage for most of the NATS-related drama in the upcoming Skies Above Britain TV series, which starts on Wednesday at 9pm on BBC Two.
In the past, we have supported STEM activities to inspire students and show how these subjects are relevant to the real world. Recently we hosted a STEM event with a difference; this event was for the teachers rather than students.
NATS has been taking part in the creation of a TV series with the BBC called Skies Above Britain. I hope you enjoy what will be a unique insight into what NATS does, but also many of the other fascinating, exciting and occasionally bizarre aspects that make up the aviation community in the UK.