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Left to right - Adam Wheeldon (Chief Engineer & Head of Technology Delivery, NATS), Bob Swallow (Managing Director, Logicalis), Tim Bullock (Director, Supply Chain Management, NATS), Andy McAlister (NATS Account Director, Logicalis)
Selected by UK’s leading provider of air traffic control services as part of major digital restructure to help modernise the European airspace
Slough, UK, 23 November 2017 - Logicalis UK, the international IT solutions and managed services provider, has been selected by NATS, the UK’s leading provider of air traffic control services, to deliver key elements of its digital infrastructure and modernisation initiative, as part of a wider multi-year digital transformation project.
NATS is a leading participant in the Single European Sky Air Traffic Management Research programme (SESAR) and is aiming to deploy a range of SESAR based technologies and concepts, to support the predicted increase in air travel demand across Europe over the next 20 years, while delivering air traffic management safely and efficiently.
NATS have contracted Logicalis to deliver services and solutions that provide the company with the technology infrastructure and services platform upon which other SESAR programmes and initiatives can be supported.
Tim Bullock, NATS Director, Supply Chain said: “NATS is investing over £600m in the upgrading of our current operational systems with modern SESAR compliant technology that can offer UK airspace users increased safety, capacity and the maximum opportunity for fuel efficient routes. To do this we have built a supplier ecosystem that brings together a host of leading suppliers that are highly capable and share our collaborative ethos. This contract award represents the latest step in our relationship with Logicalis, who are key to helping us transform our core infrastructure platforms and services.”
Bob Swallow, Managing Director at Logicalis UK, concluded, “We are thrilled to be in partnership with NATS and to play a critical role in their digital transformation journey. Leveraging our design and implementation skills in digital infrastructure technologies, from core and edge networking to highly virtualised data centre platforms, we believe the solutions and services our teams are delivering will provide a solid foundation upon which NATS will change the face of air traffic control in the coming years”.