NATS, the UK’s leading provider of air navigation services, has consolidated its partnership with George Best Belfast City Airport (GBBCA) after renewing and extending an existing engineering services maintenance contract for a further ten years.
Since signing a previous contract in 2008 to provide engineering support for the Northern Irish airport named in memory of Belfast footballer George Best, NATS has been responsible for maintaining GBBCA’s diverse range of airfield systems including communications systems, radar, navigational aids and airfield lighting.
The new contract, which runs from October 2016 to March 2026, sees NATS take on additional responsibilities including safety assurance as well as airport communications navigation and surveillance certification.
The contract renewal follows on from NATS’ appointment in July 2016 as provider of air traffic control services for GBBCA.
Iain Harris, NATS’ Service Operations Director, said:
“We are immensely proud that GBBCA values our services so highly and has extended our successful working partnership.
“This new contract demonstrates that NATS’ customers can rely on our high quality services and our ability to deliver long-term solutions that are tailor-made to reflect customers’ needs.”
Mark Beattie, Operations Director at Belfast City Airport, said:
“We are delighted to extend our contract with NATS and continue working together to deliver high levels of customer service to our passengers. Belfast City Airport has worked with NATS for almost a decade and the organisation’s ongoing commitment to best practice has helped establish a reputation for engineering excellence.”