Frequently Asked Questions - How will air traffic services be managed in an independent Scotland?
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Airspace will be managed in the same way as it is currently managed with the emphasis on allowing the free and safe movement of aircraft.
The Westminster Government has a 49 per cent shareholding in National Air Traffic Services (NATS) and one of its two operational centres is based at Prestwick.
On independence, it is the intention of the current Scottish Government that NATS will continue its services for Scotland. The Scottish Government will negotiate an appropriate share for Scotland of Westminster’s stake in NATS.
Source: Scotland's Future, Scottish Government, November 2013.