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NATS secure 10 year contract at CC and SS

Old 26th Aug 2014, 13:48
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Old 26th Aug 2014, 15:25
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Whilst it's good news, I fully expect this to be plastered everywhere to cover up the Gatwick and Birmingham losses

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Old 26th Aug 2014, 18:01
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Well done nats. Stopping the rot is important when there have been two major losses.

It wonder if the yield from each contract is better than it was previously.....
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Old 26th Aug 2014, 21:29
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Maybe MAG are following the "better the devil you know" proverb?

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Old 27th Aug 2014, 08:20
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Maybe M.A.G. are aware and appreciate a top class and professional service and have a management who are not driven by the bottom line.
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Old 27th Aug 2014, 09:16
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Are you on meths...."M.A.G and not being driven by the bottom line" in the same sentence??!!!

MAG probably drove down the price because they had the bargaining power of 2 airports to deal with...It is more likely that NATS were probably the side desperate to lock them into a long term contract to save a crumbling airports portfolio.
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Old 27th Aug 2014, 12:30
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Well considering MAG are already an ANSP I think this is terrific news for NATS.

Could we see NX and HH coming into NATS portfolio if the deal was right?
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Old 27th Aug 2014, 15:07
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Exceedingly unlikely, and have NATS take on all those second rate controllers.......
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Old 27th Aug 2014, 15:31
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Time for the new (prospective) owners of SOU to start talking to MAG about a combined approach function for SOU & BOH, which could lead to some significant cost savings benefiting both, and possibly pricing NSL out of the bidding for a SOU renewal.

Has NSL ever thought about this one with a view to making a realistic bid for BOH?

All of the SOU staff were TUPE'd in 2000 when NSL were given (not "won" as the spin doctors would have you believe) and the majority have survived to this day, less those who retired or went on to greater things within NATS.
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Old 28th Aug 2014, 09:09
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How will that work with one being 24h and the other not? The HH controllers won't be approach rated or are you thinking of moving the whole approach operation from HI to HH?
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Old 28th Aug 2014, 10:33
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I stand corrected, Bournemouth not shown in the AIP as H24. I withdraw the suggestion.
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Old 28th Aug 2014, 11:10
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Just a thought TCAS, if NATS did manage to get both contracts, combining both approach services is a cost saving move, so a possible relocation to Swanwick?? Would open up the move for S21 to also be added to the Solent zone and making it an area sector & direct linking it to Jersey. A whole host of benefits in that!
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Old 28th Aug 2014, 11:14
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Agree totally with the concept, maybe NSL will give it a go to remain competitive, and stay in business.
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Old 30th Aug 2014, 20:30
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Almost Professional - you are naughty!!!!
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Living up to his moniker anyway...
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