Innovation through collaboration

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

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

About NATS

NATS is a leading air traffic management and solutions company, established in the UK in 1962 and now operating in multiple countries around the world.

NATS handled 2.6 million flights in 2018, covering the UK and eastern North Atlantic from its centres at Swanwick, Hampshire and Prestwick, Ayrshire. It also provides air traffic services at 13 UK airports; at Gibraltar Airport and, in a joint venture with Ferrovial, at a number of airport towers in Spain.

Building on its reputation for operational excellence and innovation, NATS is ISO9001:2015 certified; and offers aerodrome, data, engineering, capacity, efficiency and environmental performance solutions to customers worldwide, including airports, airlines, air navigation service provides and governments.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets.

Many of the world’s busiest airspaces are meeting this challenge with Leidos’ aviation solutions—operating across 60% of the world’s air traffic and 80% of the world’s oceanic airspace.

The company’s 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers.Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018.

Video – Intelligent Approach

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