Economic regulation of NATS (En Route) plc: Consultation on licence modifications and guidance

Closed 21 Oct 2020

Opened 24 Sep 2020


This consultation relates to the price controls for NATS (En Route) plc’s (NERL’s) regulated activities under its air traffic services licence for the period 2020 to 2022. It follows on from our August 2019 RP3 price control decisions, the subsequent reference to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and the CMA’s final report on NERL’s price control arrangements. The consultation is pursuant to the statutory requirements, under the Transport Act 2000(the Act), to consult on licence modifications before implementation.

Views invited

The consultation document is available here:

We welcome representations on the licence modifications and guidance set out in this document to by 21 October 2020.


We expect to publish the representations on our website for other interested parties to read after the period for written representations expires. Any material that is regarded as confidential should be clearly marked as such and provided in a separate appendix. Please note that we have powers and duties with respect to information under Section 102 of the Act and the Freedom of Information Act 2000.


  • Commercial airlines
  • Air Navigation Service Providers


  • Air Traffic Control
  • Economic regulation