Air Navigation Solutions appoints Sally Franks to lead its gatwick operation

Air Navigation Solutions (ANSL), a leading UK air traffic management provider has appointed Sally Franks as its General Manager at Gatwick Airport.


Sally has 20 years industry experience in the air traffic management (ATM) industry, and her role at ANS will include leading the team of air traffic controllers and service assistants and overseeing the delivery of air traffic services at London Gatwick Airport.


She was previously with GAL Air Navigation Services, based in Abu Dhabi, and was General Manager of its Abu Dhabi Airports operations for three years.


After completing an MSc in Air Transport Management, Sally’s career in air traffic control (ATC) begun with the Royal Air Force where her role involved airspace utilisation. She went on to become an ATM specialist for QuinetiQ and has since held senior ATC development and procedural roles throughout the Middle East over the past 10 years.


Henry Game, Managing Director of Air Navigation Solutions, says: “Sally brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Air Navigation Solutions, having managed some of the most challenging and complex air traffic environments. 


“We’re excited to welcome her to Gatwick, where we know she will play an integral role in leading and developing our team of brilliant, highly committed air traffic controllers.” 


Sally’s arrival marks ANS’ three-year anniversary of operations at London Gatwick, the busiest single runway operation in the world, where it has provided air traffic control and engineering services since March 2016. 


Sally Franks, General Manager at Air Navigation Solutions, Gatwick speaks about her new role: “I’m thrilled to be joining such a dynamic and innovative business, and one which is fast establishing a reputation for delivering excellent air traffic management services. I look forward to using my experience to add value and leadership to ANS’ operation at London Gatwick.”

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