NATS opened their Prestwick Centre in 2010.
With the opening of the new Prestwick Centre in 2010, we consolidated our air traffic control centres from four to two – reducing costs, and increasing security and operational efficiency.
The operations room in Prestwick combines:
- Manchester Area Control Centre (MACC), which controls aircraft over much of the north of England, the Midlands and north Wales from 2,500 feet up to 28,500 feet.
- Scottish Area Control Centre (ScACC), which controls aircraft over Scotland, Northern Ireland, Northern England and the North Sea from 2,500 feet up to 66,000 feet.
- Oceanic Area Control Centre (OACC), which controls the airspace over the eastern half of the North Atlantic from the Azores (45 degrees north) to a boundary with Iceland (61 degrees north).