Remote towers: keeping Europe connected

Mar. 3, 2017

Remote tower technology, which draws on a range of advanced technologies, offer small and medium-sized airports the means to maximise their operations and services while reducing fixed costs. The airports are lifelines to regional economies, ensuring connectivity and the mobility of people, goods and services. Conclusive SESAR validation results prompted Sweden to develop and implement the world’s first remotely operated tower at Örnsköldsvik Airport, controlled from the Sundsvall ATC facilities over 150km away. The facility was fully certified by the Swedish Aviation Authority in 2014, and plans are underway for two more Swedish regional airports to implement the SESAR remote tower solution.