Operational Safety is our most critical priority as a business, which is why we’re introducing Safety 2 – a new approach that takes a far broader view of safety improvement than we’ve ever done before.
With airports around the UK anticipating their busiest-ever summer this year, we have just completed the roll-out of the latest development in air traffic management technology – a first in the UK.
It’s summertime, and the drone flyin’ is easy… Preparation and knowing the rules will help keep everyone safe8 July 2016
As the British summer warms up just in time for the nation’s school holidays, more and more drone enthusiasts are taking to the skies and exploring countryside and coast from above.
The concept of satellite communication has been widely used over remote areas of airspace such as the North Atlantic, but we haven’t yet fully exploited its use over land until now.
The UK’s airspace is some of the busiest and most complex in the world and as well as traffic departing and arriving from the UK, we also act as one of the main gateways in and out of continental Europe.
This summer we’re going to see more drones in the sky than ever before. So whether you’re new to the hobby and flying for the first time or a veteran drone pilot, here are some useful resources before you take to the skies and best of all they won’t cost you a penny.
With the advent of more sophisticated satellite based navigation systems it’s now possible for aircraft to follow routes with an incredible level of accuracy. That means we’re able to be smarter about airport arrivals using a concept called Linear Holding.
We’re very proud of our safety record at NATS and, right across the industry, aviation has never been safer. However as the volume of air traffic continues to increase in the UK we have had to find new ways to ensure those standards are maintained and improved.
Whether it’s Washington on business, sightseeing in the Big Apple, or a vacation of a lifetime to visit everyone’s favourite mouse in Florida, many of us simply want our journey across the North Atlantic to be as quick as possible. However, recent research by the University of Reading suggests climate change has the potential to […]