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NATS

NATS

  • 1 Bn

    Passengers in aircraft controlled by iFACTS since deployment in 2011

  • 2

    Prestigious industry awards won

  • 10+ years

    Altran's partnership with NATS

The background

Born out of NATS’ own original research and development, iFACTS has given controllers a set of support tools that allow them to handle more traffic comfortably and safely. These tools, based on trajectory prediction and medium term conflict detection, provide them with decision making support while highlighting potential future aircraft conflicts. iFACTS enables controllers to look up to 18 minutes into the future, with this ‘look-ahead’ capability enabling them to test the viability of various options available for manoeuvring aircraft, as well as providing more time to make decisions.

The launch of iFACTS was one of the most exciting developments in the aviation industry in decades. It has been Altran’s privilege to partner with NATS in developing this ground-breaking technology. Denton Clutterbuck Head of Sales and Marketing

Our solution

Altran applied its low-defect development approach and deployed a multi-disciplinary, multi-national team of over 140 engineers at Altran’s delivery centres in the UK, France and India.

Keys to success

  • Altran_TIME

    Increased ‘look ahead’ time from 2 to 18 minutes

  • ALTRAN_TREE

    Decreased CO2 emissions

  • ALTRAN_PERSONNALISATION-PASSIVESAFETY

    Increased safety and capacity

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