MEGA Client NATS Wins Prestigious Enterprise Architecture Award

LONDON – October 23, 2015 – A multi-organisational team led by NATS, MEGA International’s client, has won the Leadership in Enterprise Transformation using Enterprise Architecture award from the biggest names in Enterprise Architecture -Zachman International, the Federated Enterprise Architecture Certification Institute (FEAC™), and 1105 Media.  

The award was presented at the 13th Annual Excellence in Enterprise Architecture Awards in Washington DC on 8th October and the winning team comprised NATS, Eurocontrol, DFS, Indra and ENAV. The SESAR Joint Undertaking provided support and sponsorship, while MEGA International provided the necessary tools and enterprise architecture solutions.

The team were awarded the accolade for their creation of the European ATM Architecture (EATMA), which provides a structure and method for the integration of the material developed by SESAR projects.

The EATMA is of particular importance to the future of European ATM as it makes it possible to organise and structure the output of the European Commission’s €2.1 Billion Research and Development programme, SESAR, and to identify gaps, overlaps and inconsistencies in its content. It describes what all the organisations involved in European ATM have to differently, and what they have to do it with, to improve the overall system.

After five years of coordinated effort to get the EATMA accepted and understood by the key stakeholders within the European SESAR programme, it is now a core part of the management of the content of the current SESAR1 programme.  It will also be central to the work done during the next stage of SESAR - SESAR2020.

The EATMA is modelled, hosted and shared using HOPEX, MEGA’s signature platform that brings together best practices in enterprise architecture (EA) and business-IT management, including IT portfolio management and governance, risk, and compliance. MEGA consultants helped guide the team on the best way to capture relevant information in such a complex, co-operative environment.

Simon Hocquard, NATS Director Operations, Strategy, said: “This award rightly recognises the years of work that has gone into influencing the progress and success of SESAR and how it should be structured and managed. The scope of the project cannot be underestimated, especially when you consider that SESAR involves 15 partners working on 300 projects within the Single European Sky initiative to improve ATM. NATS and all of the organisations involved in defining a framework for how all of that comes together are delighted to be recognised for what was a massive undertaking.”  

Lorne Clark, Head of Consulting at MEGA UK, was keen to praise the team for their approach: “The award is well deserved. The team are doing great work co-ordinating and enabling the EATMA in the best traditions of Enterprise Architecture.”

The Annual Excellence in Enterprise Architecture Awards recognise the impacts of Enterprise Architecture best practices on achieving efficiencies, greater effectiveness, transparency, increased collaboration or innovation in solutions to government mission outcomes.

About NATS

NATS is a leading air navigation services specialist, handling 2.2 million flights in 2014/15, covering the UK and eastern North Atlantic. NATS provides air traffic control from centres at Swanwick, Hampshire and Prestwick, Ayrshire. NATS also provides air traffic control services at 14 UK airports including Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow; at Gibraltar Airport and, in a joint venture with Ferrovial, at a number of airport towers in Spain. Building on its reputation for operational excellence and innovation, NATS also offers aerodrome, data, engineering and consultancy solutions to customers worldwide, including airports, air traffic service providers and Governments. There is more information on the NATS website at

About MEGA

MEGA International is a global software firm helping companies manage enterprise complexity by giving them an interactive view of their operations. Executives gain the visibility and information they need to make the right choices for effective governance and for striking the right balance between capacity for innovation, cost optimization, and risk management. Backed by HOPEX software and MEGA services, companies can boost business and IT agility in today’s disruptive business environment.

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