While the recent Icelandic volcanic eruption did not impact air travel, Gavin Dixon, from our Prestwick Centre, discusses why some do…
Here’s a real world example of how we’re using 3Di – now available for free to the rest of the aviation industry – to make real world improvements to our customers’ operations, while making a contribution to making aviation more environmentally sustainable.
This week we announced we’re giving away our environmental performance metric 3Di – or ‘Three Dimensional Insight’ – to stakeholders across the aviation community that would like to use it. But how does it work?
It started as a “test day” to see if non-operational employees could work from home in March 2021, and now, over a year later, we find ourselves having adjusted to a “new norm”. As the day turned into weeks and months, it soon became apparent that it was more than just IT that needed to be considered in the remote working environment. This is the story of how we learnt and adapted…
Our latest data visualisation is a really stark illustration of how hard the industry has been hit by the pandemic and with the Government still considering its “traffic lights” system, the much-needed summer on which the industry has been pinning its hopes is starting to look more uncertain and ever further away. We are ready if and when we get the green light for international travel, but we desperately need clarity if the summer is to be saved.
The 23 March marks World Meteorological Day, commemorating the coming into force of the Convention establishing the World Meteorological Organization in 1950. Read about the MET Office team that work alongside our operation and the work they do to ensure that safe and efficient operational decisions can be made.
Following on from British Science Week, when we celebrated the role that science, technology, engineering, and maths play in air traffic control, I want to share some of the ways we’re trying to inspire the next generation.
There was no fanfare or fireworks, but last Tuesday was a significant day in the history of transatlantic air travel. For the first time in decades there were no westbound tracks across the North Atlantic.
It was the Roman philosopher and naturalist Pliny the Elder who said the only certainty is that nothing is certain. He would never know how many times he’d be quoted over the centuries, and it’s a truth we are grappling with right now as we try to plan our way out of the pandemic.