Stansted tower recently hosted a group of local school children from an Essex school, to help inspire the next generation into the world or airspace and aviation. Here, Anyta Davidescu tells us about the visit, and how she’s helping to introduce careers in aviation to young people…

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What started as an idea to support local families through the school holidays has become a regular thing here at Manchester. With the cost-of-living crisis forcing some households to choose whether to eat or heat, it got us talking. We knew we wanted to help.

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Last week, I was at the Wings India event in Hyderabad alongside other sustainability leaders from across aviation. My message was that this must be a decade of action on climate change for our industry and ATM has a leading role to play.

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Riding the storm

It’s very rare for a storm to blanket the whole of the UK and Ireland, as Storm Isha did yesterday. Rarer still for it to deliver the strength of winds that it did. The challenge for the aviation industry is the difficulty for flight crew bringing their aircraft in to land.

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A complex airspace trial, first proposed over a decade ago, is now under way in a first step to freeing up a long standing bottleneck in one of our busiest cross border routes. Cross Border Area 1, a project involving six European ANSPs as well as the French and Belgian military, has reduced a military […]

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Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) from a number of different states (including EU and non-EU) have been working together to maximise the benefits that FRA can bring.

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As part of our work to reduce the aviation industry’s non-CO2 emissions, we’re exploring measures to mitigate the impact of contrails – the visible trails of ice crystals that can form behind aircraft flying at high altitudes. Siân Andrews joined over 2,250 scientists, researchers and policymakers at the CANSO/EUROCONTROL Sustainable Skies Conference in Brussels recently to present our work in this area, and how it could contribute to the global push for climate neutrality and sustainability.

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Virgin Atlantic’s Flight100 is a landmark moment, offering a glimpse into commercial long-haul flight powered by sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). This week’s historic flight across the Atlantic showcased the results of a radical collaborative effort, and NATS is proud to have supported this achievement.

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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…

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It’s no secret that the aviation industry has a net zero 2050 target. As a company, we have been working towards that for several years now, and more recently, towards our own company targets of being net zero by 2035 and carbon negative by 2040 for our direct operations across the estate i.e. on the ground.

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