|Etihad airways plane in flight. Photo: NATS
[Avionics Magazine 10-18-2016] Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, is working with U.K.-based air traffic management specialists, NATS, to help deliver operational enhancements across its network, and improve the way the airline works with air traffic control providers and airport operators on airfield management procedures.
NATS is assisting the airline by sharing its experience in the management of low visibility procedures in the U.K., the flow of aircraft on the airfield, and improving the way the airline manages its processes around aircraft handling. With a growing fleet, the airline wants to ensure operational efficiency in all areas of its hub operation.
“The industry recognizes the need for increased collaboration, and air traffic management, which is seen as the glue that connects airport and airline operations, can offer a unique perspective. It is great to see Etihad Airways taking such a leadership position in this regard,” said Ben Kiff, director at NATS Middle East.