This case study explores the strategies NATS is employing to achieve its vision of being a global provider of air traffic solutions. — Edition 18
About the aviation industry
The Aviation industry in the UK carries over 235 million passengers a year and over 2.3 million tonnes of freight. The industry operates essentially without subsidy and all key players are either in the private sector or operate commercially. The industry is regulated by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), an independent body with responsibility for economic, safety and consumer protection regulation and airspace policy.
Demand for air travel is growing and the industry needs to balance the social and economic benefits from aviation with the need to reduce the impact of air transport and airport development on the environment.