Two Austrian Red Bull skydivers have completed the ultimate wingsuit flight, jumping from a helicopter at 3,000ft over London, before gliding through the famous landmark Tower Bridge and landing on pontoons. Jonathan Colthart explains how we played a part in this world first event.

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Learning at Work Week is a national event owned by Campaign for Learning. It aims to celebrate learning, empowering employees up and down the country to enhance and take control of their learning journey. This year’s Learning at Work Week theme is Learning Power

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Sustainability is something close to my heart, made all the more prominent thanks to my experience with the topic, having previously studied for my PhD in Marine Biology. I’ve always felt strongly about wanting to preserve and protect the world in which we live, and how seemingly small changes can lead to a larger result.

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Students from Dorset and Hampshire schools recently visited the NATS air traffic control centre in Swanwick as part of a charitable initiative to inspire young people through a passion for aviation. The visits are part of NATS’ partnership with the Jon Egging Trust (JET).

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The use and influence of Artificial Intelligence is growing every day and shaping industries worldwide.  It appears to be able to do so much for us, but is it just the latest technological trend, or a valuable and worthwhile tool?  

Our flagship AI research programme, Project BlueBird, is exploring the practical value of AI in Air Traffic Management (ATM) and its potential to support our future operations.   

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We recently opened the doors of Prestwick Centre to several students from Ayrshire schools as part of the King’s Foundation programme. Keen to understand more about aviation careers and air traffic control, the students were given a tour of the operation.

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Springtime is always busy for us at the Swanwick Lakes Nature Reserve. But there’s another milestone that’s marked at this time of year, the start of breeding season for our frogs and toads. However, sometimes they need a helping hand getting back to the body of water they’re trying to return to.

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The NATS ATC team has been working closely with London Gatwick to deliver a big milestone in the airport’s infrastructure upgrades, with the activation of the new Echo Romeo Rapid Exit Taxiway (RET). Construction started in 2023 and it officially opened for operations last month, just in time for the busy summer season which kicks in this weekend.

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We’re excited to share something new with the ATM community in Geneva next week – an offer from NATS to help create the world’s first truly global index of airspace efficiency.

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At the end of last year, we ran a series of simulations at our head office in Hampshire designed to help us understand how eVTOLs might one day operate at scale within UK airspace which promoted a lot of questions. I wanted to take this opportunity to answer some of the points people took the time to raise.

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