NATS (En Route) Ltd

Provider of air traffic control services

NATS provides En-Route air traffic management to aircraft flying over the United Kingdom and the North Atlantic supplying a fully integrated civil/military En-Route air traffic service within UK airspace. The London Area and Terminal Control Centre at Swanwick handles around 6,000 total En-Route movements each day (around 2 million annual movements). NATS also provides Oceanic Air Traffic services for aircraft flying over the North Atlantic, off-route air traffic services in the London and Scottish Flight Information Regions, and UK Aeronautical Information Service (AIS).

Air traffic management to aircraft flying within the Shanwick Oceanic Control Area is delivered from the Prestwick Oceanic Area Control Centre (OACC) based at Prestwick in Ayrshire, which manages up to 1,400 flights per day at peak times (400,000 annual movements).

NATS is the preferred provider of air traffic services at the UK's major airports; including Heathrow, the world’s busiest for international traffic and Gatwick, which is the world’s busiest single-runway airport. NATS also handles traffic at other key regional gateways including Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow and at developing airports such as London City.