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® innovation company rapidly addressing the world’s most vexing challenges in national security and health.

The company’s global workforce of 47,000 collaborates to create smarter technology solutions for customers in heavily regulated industries. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $15.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2023.

Video – Intelligent Approach

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