London City is first major airport controlled by remote digital tower

London City Airport has become the first major international airport in the world to be fully controlled by a remote digital air traffic control tower, following intensive testing and live trials of the revolutionary technology during lockdown. All flights on the summer schedule are being guided to land or take off from the heart of […]

ENAIRE and NATS sign an agreement aimed at improving the approach to Barcelona-El Prat Airport

The aim is to optimise the procedures and shorten the time difference between planes that land and take off, improving the traffic flow ENAIRE, the main supplier of air navigation services in Spain and the 4th in Europe, has signed a cooperation agreement with its British counterpart NATS. This agreement will contribute to identifying areas […]

CAA investigation concludes NATS must improve operational resilience

Complaints about NATS (En Route) Plc (NERL) leads to first formal CAA investigation under the Transport Act 2000 The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today announced the completion of an investigation of allegations that NATS (En Route) Plc (NERL) had breached its air traffic services licence and the Transport Act 2000. It was alleged […]

London City Airport to introduce the UK’s first digital air traffic control tower in pioneering step for British aviation

London City Airport has announced it is to become the first UK airport to build and operate a digital air traffic control tower, with a multi-million pound investment in the technology. The innovative plans are a flagship moment in the airport’s 30th anniversary year, and mark the start of a technological revolution in UK airport […]