Optimising Airport Capacity

Intelligent ApproachTM is an arrival spacing tool that helps controllers to safely optimise the gaps between aircraft arriving at an airport. The tool is made up of a family of functional modules designed to cater to each airport’s unique needs, while seamlessly integrating into an Air Traffic Management (ATM) system.

Our partnership

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NATS, the UK’s leading air navigation services provider and Leidos, a leading technology provider, have been working together for over 30 years. Intelligent Approach is the combination of NATS’ world renowned operational expertise and Leidos’ engineering and technology excellence.

Intelligent Approach was first deployed into London Heathrow in 2015; this included the world’s first implementation of time-based separation.

Since then, Intelligent Approach has grown from strength to strength, and is now recognised as a multi-award-winning arrival spacing tool supporting customers around the world.


Find out more about Intelligent Approach in our video below.