An Exciting Opportunity to be part of the Team

Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd (HIAL) is implementing a strategic change to the delivery of Air Traffic Management Services for a number of airports and airspace in the region.

The ATM programme will deliver a long-term sustainable means of ATM service provision by moving:

  • From an Approach Procedural (APP) service to an Approach Surveillance (APS) service enabled by the installation of ADS-B and Wide Area Multilateration surveillance.
  • To a centralised approach facility from where APS can be provided (location currently unknown)
  • From a conventional visual tower in each airport to a remote tower centre for 7 airports.

A dedicated team of professionals is being pulled together and requires individuals from a range of specialisms with experience in change management projects to deliver on this significant project which is expected to take 10 years to deliver.

A scoping study was undertaken to assess the options for Air Navigation Service provision at the 11 airports operated by HIAL. This study provided input to the HIAL Air Traffic Management 2030 Strategy.

More information about the 2030 Strategy

This is a transformational change programme and will be the largest of its kind within UK air traffic bringing together air traffic management of 7 airports into a single location. All roles are being recruited on a full-time permanent basis and will be based in Inverness.

About Highlands and Islands Airports Limited

Highland and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) is a public corporation wholly owned by the Scottish Ministers. We operate and manage 11 Airports at Barra, Benbecula, Campbeltown, Dundee, Inverness, Islay, Kirkwall, Stornoway, Sumburgh, Tiree and Wick John O’Groats.

Our airports are varied and diverse, but all are vital to the social and economic welfare of the areas they serve. They are supported by subsidies from the Scottish Government in accordance with Section 34 of the Civil Aviation Act 1982.

Our core activities are:

We strive to achieve our vision to be recognised as an industry leader in the provision of airports through leadership, innovation and collaborative working to deliver positive outcomes for our customers.