For more than 25 years, Concorde was the world’s only successful supersonic airliner. Ady Dolan, Heathrow Controller, joined NATS in 1999 and saw Concorde fly for four years. He reflects on what it was like to control it…
As we remember those who lost our lives in conflict, Prestwick air traffic controller Angela Henderson tells us about the incredible story of her pioneering war time grandparents. Douglas and Margaret Fairweather are among the very few married couples to rest together in a Commonwealth War Grave and here, Angela reflects on their courageous acts….
For International Day of the Air Traffic Controller 2023 we’ve spoken to our longest serving air traffic controller, Senga Sinclair, who has just celebrated her 45th year at NATS.
Officer Commanding 78 Squadron, Wing Commander Chrissie Miller, reflects on her time in command as she prepares to leave Swanwick and hand over her duties.
As we celebrate Armed Forces Week, two members of the NATS team, Brian Wheeler and Gus Wells, have been made Honorary Members of the RAF’s 78 Squadron, based at our Swanwick Centre. Wing Commander Chrissie Miller tells us more.
For International Women in Engineering Day this year we are shining a spotlight on some of our Engineering graduates who are currently with us on two-year post-degree schemes… Now in its tenth year, INWED is the world’s biggest initiative celebrating the achievements of women in engineering and allied roles – one we are always keen […]
The flypast for the King’s Coronation involved massive collaboration to succeed within some of the world’s busiest airspace. With 68 aircraft originally planned to take to the skies, months of planning and coordination were undertaken to ensure that the display would run as smoothly as possible.
You may be wondering, what does professional football have to do with air traffic control? It might not be obvious at first, but there are a lot of similarities – not least that both are high performing, high pressure careers which require certain levels of aptitude and mentality.
Corporate responsibility to the local community is really important in India and with this in mind, we have joined forces with the GMR Varalakshmi Foundation (GMRVF), which has a mandate to develop social infrastructure and enhance the quality of life of communities around the locations where GMR operates.
NATS is developing new concepts to improve ATM performance and environmental benefits. Sarah Dow, Advanced Tools & Concepts Lead, tells us more.