Low traffic airports take remote control

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MultiRemoteTWR_validationFrequentis DFS Aerosense’ leading digital tower expert, Peter Gridling, explains the benefits of managing isolated and low traffic airports with digital towers in bespoke facilities.

Remote digital tower installations around the world have already shown the decreased cost and increased safety benefits compared to bricks and mortar towers. The digitalisation and virtualisation of air traffic control (ATC) systems empower air traffic controllers (ATCO) to work from any location, but also to serve any airspace – even beyond national or regional borders. In regions where smaller, low traffic volume airfields are at risk of closure, the remote tower concept allows ATC operations to be located at an easily accessible site, reducing staffing issues.

 

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