Air Traffic Controller, Nicky Patterson, took some time to make sure that she answered all of your burning questions for all things Air Traffic Control.
There can be no doubt that India is one of the world’s most dynamic aviation markets. With record orders for new aircraft, there are now more on order than in the air, and with 100+ new airports in the pipeline and a record of 456,082 domestic passengers in a single day in May this year, demand to fly is now exceeding pre-pandemic levels signalling a new era of post-pandemic growth.
At today’s busy airports, every second counts. When punctuality is key and the value of departure slots is counted in millions of pounds, a little delay can add up to a large economic and environmental cost for airport operators, airlines, and passenger inconvenience. Recently, NATS has been working with European partners including London Heathrow Airport […]
A Hybrid Tower is a ‘digital extension’, delivering the advanced ATM vision that comes with a digital facility but from within an existing, traditional tower.
Despite being a fairly regular occurrence in the world of aviation, an aircraft failing to land and trying again is always seen as something quite scary and dramatic when it’s spoken about in the media.
It’s been over a year since London City Airport successfully transitioned to a digital tower and began controlling flights from a brand-new remote-control centre, based in Swanwick… but how have our engineering teams found it adapting to support and deliver this new technology?
We recently spoke to Graham Lewis, Deputy Service Manager, Swanwick Engineering team, to find out.
Back in 2019, we announced that we were working in partnership with Leidos and Canadian air traffic service provider, NAV CANADA, to deliver our Intelligent Approach tool for Toronto Pearson International Airport. But delivering a big project like this is never entirely straightforward and doing it during a global pandemic is even less so.