The new contract, which comes into effect from January 1, 2018, sees NATS continue a relationship that dates back to 1943, with the addition of engineering services for the first time under a new strategic partnership agreement.
Roger Walker, Director Airport Operations for TAG Farnborough Airport, said:
“Our long relationship with NATS has been a successful one which has served the aviation community for more than 70 years. I am delighted that this is set to continue into the future as we focus on delivering excellence to our customers.”
TAG Farnborough Airport, with its near 24,000 annual movements, is the UK’s leading business aviation airport and the home of world famous Farnborough Airshow. It was NATS’ proven ability to help manage the biennial show, together with the quality of the everyday service provided to TAG Farnborough Airport and the wider airport community, which helped seal the deal.
Mike Stoller, Director, Airports at NATS, said:
“This is great news and a result of our track record of excellent service, which has been achieved by our whole team working closely with the airport and delivering on a consistent basis. It is also testament to the wider value NATS offers our customers – whether that’s through engineering or airspace design services – and I’m delighted that has been recognised.”
The new contract will start on 1 January 2018 and will see NATS controllers in the tower until at least 2028.