FAREHAM, England, January 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
NATS, the UK based global provider of air traffic services and solutions, has launched a dedicated US website, http://www.nats.aero/us, to promote its expertise in the country.
The United States is a key strategic market for NATS, which opened an office in Washington, D.C. in October 2011. Since then it has been providing first hand air traffic management expertise to support key FAA bids.
In September 2012, NATS was a part of the winning consortium for the FAA's $331 million Data Communication Integrated Services (DCIS) contract to upgrade ground to aircraft communications. That award followed success earlier in the year as part of the winning group for the ETASS contract, providing support services for NextGen's En Route ATC modernization.
Paul Reid, President of NATS' US division, NATS Inc, said: "A strong online presence is vital to support our continued growth in the United States. NATS has world class expertise in air traffic management and we understand the US market. I believe our new website provides a compelling shop window."
In the States, NATS offers expertise in Consulting, Engineering support, Information, Airport Optimization and Defense. This broad range of services enables NATS' US customers, such as FAA primes as well as regional airports and the FAA itself, to tap into NATS' capabilities in support of NextGen projects.
As well as handling 2.2 million flights a year in the UK, NATS also works in over 30 countries around the world and has staff based in the USA, Spain, the Middle East, and Hong Kong.
NATS is the UK's leading provider of Air Traffic Management (ATM) services, handling 2.2 million flights in 2011/12, covering the UK and eastern North Atlantic. NATS provides air traffic control from centres at Swanwick, Hampshire and Prestwick, Ayrshire.
NATS also provides air traffic control services at 15 of the nation's major airports including Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow, together with air traffic services at Gibraltar Airport.