Nats takes on directing planes to London City

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Artists impression of the Solent Freedom Tunnel portal at Whippingham, IOW. 
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The Able Connections proposal is to create a new North-South axis through the centre of the Solent region by constructing a tunnel from the M27 east of junction 9 to the Whippingham roundabout on the Isle of Wight, with an additional access intersection 'cut and cover' portal near the mainland coast between Browndown and Meon.  (options being discussed). The scheme brings a range of benefits to the region, including a step change in the connectivity of the Solents emerging mass transit public transport network, reduced highway congestion, reduced HGVs in city centres, new habitat for wildlife and public amenity, agglomeration benefits for industries in the Aerospace, Marine Defence and Composites sectors and other major employers in south Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, as well as improved accessibility for tourists to the island. The scheme

Striking first look at proposed £1.2bn tunnel between Isle of Wight and M27

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Nats in Swanwick to get live feed via digital tower at airport

London City Airport will send a live feed from 14 high-definition cameras via fibre cables to a new operations room at National Air Traffic Services in Swanwick.

The airport will decommission its traditional tower in 2019, meaning aircraft will be directed 80 miles away by controllers watching the live footage.

The technology has been tested in Sweden and Ireland.

Nats airports director Mike Stoller said: ‘Digital towers are going to transform the way air traffic services are provided at airports by providing real safety, operational and efficiency benefits.

‘We do see this as being a growing market place.’

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