|Martin Rolfe, NATS Chief Executive Officer and Graham Keddie, Managing Director, Belfast International Airport Sign agreement to extend service. Photo: NATS
[Avionics Today 07-14-2015] Belfast International Airport has extended its current contract with the United Kingdom’s Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) NATS, to supply tower services through 2020. The two-year contract extension includes air navigation services provision and engineering services. This builds on the original contract, which kicked off on April 1, 2013 and was scheduled to run for five years.
For the next two years NATS will support the airport operator in the delivery of some significant projects, including the replacement of the Instrument Landing System (ILS) and upgrades to the Semi-Automatic Metrological Observation System (SAMOS).
“Belfast International is experiencing significant passenger growth at the moment, with recent figures confirming an 8 percent increase due to the addition of new routes and upgrades to the airport facilities. We are excited to be a part of this and to be able to contribute to and help enhance the continued strong performance of the airport,” said NATS CEO Martin Rolfe.