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An interesting development - fewer delays at Heathrow!!


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NATS (National Air Traffic Services) in the UK are about to introduce a new system for managing the spacing of aircraft on finals depending upon the headwind component -  http://www.nats.aero/news/time-based-separation-heathrow-world-first/


There's an interesting discussion about it on Pilot Prune http://www.pprune.org/atc-issues/534312-time-based-separation.html


While it obviously doesn't affect us flying CTs too much there have been a few threads running on here where some mis-understandings of IAS, TAS & GS have been quite apparent - perhaps reading this might help (or then again perhaps it might just cause more confusion!!)


Anyway I hope you find it interesting

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