This dedicated area will provide information, updates and facts on our Air Traffic Management Strategy (ATMS) programme.

If you have a query that is not covered in this area, please do contact by emailing .

HIAL’s priority is the delivery of safe and secure air navigation services.  To do that we require a long-term, sustainable solution to address underlying structural air traffic control issues, as well as staff retention and recruitment challenges across many locations.

HIAL must evolve to meet these challenges and look to maximise operational flexibility, capability and resilience.

It is crucial to the unique lifeline services we provide, and our contribution to the social and economic prosperity of our communities, that our airport network and aviation services are safeguarded well into the future.

The integration of Highlands and Islands air traffic services in a combined surveillance centre will modernise the way airspace is managed and, importantly, will deliver more resilient and safer air navigation for decades to come.  

We appreciate that a programme of this magnitude and complexity will bring significant change for people, not least our highly valued air traffic control colleagues. 

HIAL will do everything in its power to support colleagues and ease this process of change for them.  HIAL is introducing a number of policies and initiatives to help mitigate the impact on its colleagues, including a commuting policy and relocation package.