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Mitie Signs Multi-Million Pound Air Traffic Control FM Contract

Mitie Signs Multi-Million Pound Air Traffic Control FM Contract
13 February 2023

Mitie has signed a new five-year integrated facilities management contract with NATS, the provider of air traffic control services.

Under the contract, Mitie will provide services such as critical engineering, energy and controls, grounds maintenance, security, logistics, waste management, and cleaning, as well as additional project work.


IFM Contract at UK Air Traffic Control Centres 


The deal will see Mitie running the FM provision at NATS’ Corporate Technology Centre in Whiteley (Hampshire), its air traffic control (ATC) centres in Swanwick (Hampshire) and Prestwick (Ayrshire), airport towers at locations such as Heathrow, Stansted, and Glasgow, and its communication, navigation and surveillance (CNS) sites located throughout the country.

NATS provides air traffic navigation services to aircraft flying through UK-controlled airspace and at numerous UK and international airports.

Mitie plans to implement several sustainability measures, such as using electric vehicles wherever possible as well as exploring the introduction of sustainable uniforms.

Simon Venn, Managing Director, Technical Services, Mitie, said: “Through our industry-leading services, underpinned by our technology-led approach, we are proud to be supporting NATS’ infrastructure and playing our part in keeping its 250 million passengers crossing UK airspace every year safe and secure.”

Tim Bullock, NATS Chief Procurement Officer & Director of Property added: “Following a thorough tender process and market assessment, we are delighted to be partnering with Mitie for the provision of our Facilities Management services. Their compelling proposition ensures a collaborative approach and smooth transition between our facilities suppliers. This move helps to support our strategy to 2040 by offering a safe service, an inclusive and diverse culture, a carbon-negative future and a sustainable business.”

Picture: a photograph of a person working in Aberdeen Airport’s radar room. Several screens can be seen. Image Credit: NATS

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 13 February 2023


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