Organisation Overview

About NATS
NATS is the UK’s principal air navigation services provider and is split into two main businesses, which provide two distinct services:

  • NATS (En Route) plc (NERL) — the regulated business, which provides air traffic management services to aircraft within UK airspace and over the eastern part of the North Atlantic; and
  • NATS (Services) Ltd (NSL) — the unregulated business, which provides air traffic control services at many of the UK’s major airports (13 civil and 7 military airfields)    and other airports overseas.


NATS provides aerodrome, data, engineering, capacity, efficiency and environmental performance solutions to customers worldwide, including airports, airlines, air traffic service providers and governments.   

Number of civil UK airports Towers Operated (in UK)13
Number of military airfield Towers operated 7
Other towers operated at Gibraltar Airport and a number of Spanish airports through its joint venture with Ferrovial
Number of Area Control Centres2
Number of Employees4,084
Number of ATCOs1,639

Member Information

Membership Type: Full Member

Chief Executive Officer: Mr. Martin Rolfe

Country: United Kingdom

Telephone number: +44 (1489) 616 001

Fax number: +44 (1489) 616 406


Head office:

Corporate & Technical Centre, 4000 Parkway, Whiteley, Fareham, Hants PO15 7FL


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