Who are NATS? Is NATS a private company? Will NATS make money from the proposal?
NATS (En Route) plc, which is co-sponsoring this airspace change proposal, is a public/private partnership. It operates under licence from the CAA and is subject to economic regulation by the CAA, which imposes a cap on revenues that the company is allowed to earn. Airspace developments such as this do not generate any increase in revenues for the company. They are predicated by improvements to safety, environmental benefits and air traffic management effectiveness, not by profit.
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