What We Do

Solutions and support for air traffic management and surveillance

What we do

Aquila provides the defence, aviation and maritime sectors with air traffic management and safety critical infrastructure services.

Our resilient services on the ground ensure safe operations in the skies, at sea and on land.

Our integrated services provide:

  • Safe and enduring technical solutions: We work with the world’s best technology innovators to design, install and upgrade systems fit for the future
  • Reliable and cost-effective systems: High integrity systems, backed by remote monitoring and 24 hour international support
  • Skilled operators: Fully qualified NATS air traffic control teams and training solutions for systems operators to provide operational readiness

We are experts in civil and military airspace management. We are the trusted partner of the UK Ministry of Defence for air traffic management worldwide. We are proud to support the defence of the nation and its allies.

As the technical authority on UK military air traffic management estate worldwide, we provide advice and technical solutions for the development of infrastructure alongside safe aviation and secure operations.

Aquila Regional Maintainer working alongside an RAF Air Traffic Control Operator

Air traffic management solutions

Aquila’s engineers are experts in designing safe air traffic management solutions fit for the future. With a dedicated team, Aquila works with innovators worldwide to create the next generation of air traffic management systems. From digital air traffic control towers to communications and network technology, our solutions meet evolving operational needs.


Delivering new solutions

Managing a large-scale air traffic management solution is a complex process. We deliver projects that provide value and resilience for our customers. We provide integrated communications, navigation and surveillance capability. Aquila takes care of installing, upgrading and supporting technology throughout its lifetime. We ensure reliable and cost-effective services.


Aquila Maintainer working alongside a Royal Navy personnel.
Aquila technician reviewing fault diagnosis

Servicing and technical support

Our expert engineering teams ensure continued availability of safety critical services.

Our regional engineering hubs across the UK and sites internationally provide cost-effective services. They maintain and support a wide range of air traffic management and surveillance technologies.

They work side-by-side with our customers to provide support 24/7 coordinated by our central Operations Centre. Monitoring of systems centrally also allows us to remotely control and optimise systems rapidly.


Flight Simulator Operator on a RAF training shift.

Training solutions

Aquila provides training solutions to support safe and effective air traffic control and critical safety system operation.

We provide state-of-the-art simulation systems to provide operators with a real-life experience.

Our highly trained simulator operator teams offer bespoke training experiences for new and experienced operators. They provide training support for new and existing systems, skill refresher training and advanced skill development.


Aquila Maintainers based on a RAF airfield

Supporting windfarm development

Structures including wind turbines can affect radar and surveillance, air traffic control and security operations. We provide comprehensive planning and advice for mitigation of wind turbines and windfarm development on aviation and defence capability. As an experienced provider of end-to-end safety critical systems, Aquila can provide expertise to support your business in planning for nearby infrastructure development.


Merlin helicopter at RNAS Yeovilton

Case Study: UK military air traffic management

Aquila is leading the £1.5 billion programme to transform the UK military’s terminal air traffic management capability worldwide. Aquila has provided the solution for the new integrated airfield, landing and surveillance site systems. These will provide state-of-the-art air traffic control capability.

Under the 22-year programme, Aquila teams are working alongside military air traffic control teams to provide full service and support for its air traffic management around the world. Aquila is also providing training systems for military air traffic controllers.


Training Academy



Helicopter Flying somewhere cold



Contact us

Contact us for more information about our air traffic management services or wind energy consultancy and advisory services.