The Product

Intelligent Approach is an arrivals spacing tool that safely optimises runway capacity in order to increase revenue, improve operational resilience, deliver better on-time performance and reduce CO2 emissions.

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The Benefits

By optimising the safe separation of aircraft, Intelligent Approach can help to decrease delays and cancellations caused by poor weather conditions.

Intelligent Approach also reduces the need for stack holding, saving fuel and decreasing detrimental environmental impacts.

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The Partnership

NATS, the UK’s leading air navigation services provider and Leidos, a leading technology provider, have worked together for over 30 years and have co-developed a ground breaking airport solution.

Using combined expertise, both companies are proud to present Intelligent Approach – the world’s first implementation of time based separation.

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Proven Solution

The adoption of Intelligent Approach required little or no change to flight deck procedures. Controllers continue to radar-vector aircraft onto final approach using the same techniques and speeds as before.

Intelligent Approach integrates easily with existing systems with little controller training required, as proven with the successful implementations at London Heathrow, Toronto Pearson and Amsterdam Schiphol airports.

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