Marking the end of a 10-year effort to manage the UK's controlled airspace more efficiently through new technology and ATC systems, NATS' Prestwick Center entered full operational service last week and will be inaugurated officially on Feb. 5. The rationalization was laid out in 2001 when NATS transitioned from CAA to a public-private consortium and launched a £1 billion ($1.6 billion) investment program due for completion in 2013. UK airspace now is controlled from two ...

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