NATS Looks Across Borders To Reduce Heathrow Stacking

By Tony Osborne
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
January 27, 2014

A trial to reduce the need to stack arriving aircraft at London's busy Heathrow Airport will have international implications.

The trial, the second phase of a series called Topflight, aims to extend the horizon of arrival-planning for the airport's air traffic controllers beyond U.K. airspace out 350 nm into Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Ireland.

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