National Air Traffic Services

April 30, 2007 - 6:43am

“Business aviation operators are becoming much more sophisticated about the ways they can use their airplanes outside the United States,” said Bill Stine, NBAA’s director of international operations and the man behind the curtain for the association’s annual International Operators Conference (IOC), held this year in San Diego.

January 23, 2007 - 10:08am

The UK’s National Air Traffic Services (NATS) has introduced a permanent 250-knot speed restriction for standard instrument departures (SIDs) from London’s Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, Northolt and London City airports. Aircraft are required to maintain and not exceed 250 knots below FL100.

January 8, 2007 - 11:07am

The two companies that run ATC in Britain and Spain have launched a joint-venture company to develop a new air traffic management system for both countries. The new company, Sacta, will be owned jointly by the UK’s National Air Traffic Services (NATS) and Spanish counterpart Aena. Sacta ATC areas will be phased in starting with Canary Islands Center in 2007.

October 2, 2006 - 1:57pm

A “commercialized” ATC system in the U.S. could result in lower charges to airlines for ATC services, but it almost certainly would mean higher fees for general aviation operators, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

September 20, 2006 - 10:36am

The two companies that run ATC in Britain and Spain last month launched a joint-venture company to develop a new air traffic management system for both countries. The new company, Sacta, will be owned jointly by the UK’s National Air Traffic Services and its Spanish counterpart, Aena. Sacta ATC areas will be phased in starting with the Canary Islands Center next year.

 
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