Our customers include Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs), civil aviation regulators, military air traffic control authorities, equipment Delivery Teams and agencies and EUROCONTROL.
Strategy and Procurement Support
Our Air Traffic Management (ATM) team works closely with Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) to formulate their future aviation strategies and support the full Air Traffic Control (ATC) system procurement lifecycle.
This has notably been demonstrated through work with the Norwegian ANSP, Avinor, helping them determine their future strategy for providing cost-effective air surveillance services in challenging environments; and through work with the MOD for modernising the provision of its terminal air traffic control system services.
We can offer Air Traffic Management safety advice on a broad range of ATM-related areas. For example, for the past 5 years we have provided Customer Friend support to the MOD’s Project MARSHALL*, including development of the Air Safety Management Plan, Part 1 Safety Case Report, Aviation Safety Management System and Safety Standards Register.
We have played an integral role in providing Air Traffic Management safety advice and evaluation of the bidders’ safety submissions during the tender process and following down select.
With increasing numbers of airspace users, the optimised structuring and use of airspace is essential for ensuring efficient and safe operations.
Our Air Traffic Management team has a keen appreciation of the interests and concerns of the disparate stakeholder groups, such as commercial aviation operators, General Aviation, military, and operators of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) / Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).
For example, we worked closely with NATS (the UK's main Air Navigation Service Provider ANSP) in the development of the Hebrides Airspace change to ensure minimal disruption to civil transatlantic flights. The design (shape) aligns to civil air routes and accommodates route free airspace as well as satisfying the maritime requirements. The design of the airspace, associated letters of agreement and airspace protocols were approved by the national airspace regulator (CAA) and successfully implemented in February 2015. Our experts also developed the Airspace Change Proposals that led to the establishment of specialist segregated airspace for Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for the Wales UAS Environment at Aberporth and in the vicinity of the MOD’s exercise area on Salisbury Plain.
We have been closely involved in many of the major developments in ATM air surveillance technology from the earliest developments of surveillance radar through secondary surveillance radar to the latest multilateration and ADS-B techniques.
We are proactive in developing surveillance technologies and their international standards through the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), RTCA and EUROCAE groups. We have world-renowned experts in the field of aircraft surveillance technology who are able to offer our customers the best independent advice.
Aviation safety nets enhance overall aircraft safety by providing warnings to the pilot/controller of potentially hazardous mid-air situations.
We have over 20 years’ experience in the ground based and airborne safety nets domains; having world-class expertise in both airborne safety nets, namely: Airborne Collision Avoidance System (ACAS) and Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS); and ground-based safety nets, namely: Short Term Conflict Alert (STCA), Minimum Safe Altitude Warning (MSAW), Approach Path Monitoring (APM) and Area Proximity Warning (APW).
Counter drone system demonstration