Generating insight from data

In the modern air traffic management world, vast quantities of data are being generated continuously. This allows tremendous opportunities for insight into how your operation is running, what trends are emerging and where effort is best spent to enhance it in the future.

The role of NATS Analytics is to optimise decision-making via scientific excellence and influential analysis. Whether as part of a wider consultancy package or a stand-alone item, the Analytics team is ideally placed to share their expertise with others in the air traffic management arena.

NATS Analytics specialisms

The NATS Analytics department has five main specialist areas:

  • Safety
  • Airport capacity enhancement
  • Airspace & environment
  • Forecasting & business analysis
  • Business intelligence & analytical development

Our highly skilled analysts combine a thorough understanding of the operational air traffic management environment with their expert analytical training to tailor data modelling to your specific requirements, providing you with data-driven insight to make sound decisions.

With scientific qualifications including Mathematics, Statistics, Operational Research, Physics, Aeronautical Engineering and Computing alongside aviation experience gained from air traffic controller training and commercial or general aviation pilot training, the Analytics department is perfectly trained to provide innovative solutions through consultancy.

Meet our people

Kate Francis

Kate Francis

Kate Francis – Senior Research Analyst

I love that my role has given me the chance to work in a team of world leading experts. It has given me the chance to develop innovative analytical systems for Heathrow and to travel and work abroad.


Alison Williams – Senior Research Analyst

Alison Williams

Alison Williams

Working as a Senior Research Analyst in the Analytics department at NATS makes good use of my Mathematics & Management degree and previous work experience. Analytics touches on all areas of the business so there are plenty of opportunities to learn new things and new technologies to exploit.


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