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    Breaking Travel News (20 Nov 2019)

    NATS extends ministry of defence partnership

    NATS and the MOD have extended their future military area radar service contract for an additional nine years, running until March 2030. Civilian and military air traffic controllers will work side by side to ensure safe coordination and collaboration in the UK airspace. The MoD can therefore provide response to military and civil aircraft in distress and support operational and flight training, as well as the extended aeronautical messaging system which provides a worldwide flight planning and aeronautical messaging capability.

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    Breaking Travel News (24 Jan 2019)

    NATS unveils artificial intelligence trial at London Heathrow

    NATS has started a trial to discover whether artificial intelligence could be used to help reduce flight delays. Taking place at NAT's Digital Tower Laboratory at HEATHROW AIRPORT, the project will test whether a combination of ultra HD 4K cameras and state-of-the-art AI and machine learning technology can be used to help improve the airport's landing capacity in times of low visibility and improve punctuality. NATS is deploying 20 ultra HD camera at the airfield which are then fed into an AI platform called Aimee. The Aimee platform can interpret the images, track the aircraft and inform the controller when it has successfully cleared he runway. The trial will end in March and Aimee will study the behaviour of more than 50000 arriving flights to ensure the accuracy of the system.

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