National Air Traffic Services

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The United Kingdom's National Air Traffic Services (NATS) is a company set up in 2001 to run air traffic control services. This means that NATS makes sure aircraft can fly safely across Britain, and that aircraft can take-off and land safely at British airports.

NATS is a private company, but the government owns 49%, just under half.

Before 2001 the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) handled air traffic control.