NATS to Showcase DCIS Win and Olympic Performance at 2012 ATCA Conference and Exposition

(ATCA Exposition, Booth #328)

Sep 27, 2012, 07:00 ET from NATS

WASHINGTON, September 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

NATS, the UK's leading air navigation services provider, will be participating in this year's ATCA Annual Conference and Exposition in at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD on October 1 - 3, 2012.

Since opening its US offices in 2011, NATS has been on the winning consortia for both the $388 million EnRoute Technical Assistance Support Services (ETASS) program and, most recently, the $331 million Data Communications Integrated Services (DCIS) contract.

The seven year DCIS contract, with 10 additional one-year options, represents a major step in the delivery of NextGen.  DCIS will support more efficient procedures and flight profiles through services such as revised departure clearances, automation of communications, optimized profile descents, and trajectory-based operations.

On the opening day of the conference, Malcolm Rae, Program Director of NATS Inc., NATS' US subsidiary, will speak on Facility Consolidation drawing upon NATS' recent completion of its Two Centre Strategy, centralizing all en route air traffic control for the UK and northeast Atlantic into two facilities.

"As an ANSP, NATS has confronted many of the same challenges the FAA faces, including the overarching drive towards efficiency through consolidation, technological innovations and enhanced use of airspace.  Most recently, NATS managed traffic for the London Olympic Games, which demonstrated the capability of our operation to a global audience, giving us new insights into scaling up capacity without compromising efficiency or safety, in a security-assured environment. We look forward to sharing these experiences and lessons learned at ATCA." said Malcolm.

At ATCA, NATS will be showcasing its expertise in:

  • Transition Management,
  • Systems Engineering
  • Verification & Validation
  • Integration of new ATC tools
  • Human Factors in Operations
  • Program Management

Learn more about NATS' innovative ATC solutions by visiting us at Booth 328 at ATCA.