Saab’s Remote Tower concept aims at remotely controlling several airports from a single Remote Tower Centre. It could be exactly what small and medium-sized airports need in order to be competitive.
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Saab has proposed a simple structure supporting a platform filled with cameras that capture a 360-degree image of the airport area.
The virtual version of the control tower, can be based anywhere and not necessarily near the airport.
“With the Remote Tower from Saab a new era in air traffic control has begun. For the first time there is a real possibility to combine a dynamic use of resources, information sharing and safety enhancement features at a preferred and safe location.”
How are relialable remote control tower?
Do you have reserve ATC unit?
What will you do if all communacations lines are out of use?
Do you have special traninnig programs for air traffic controllers?
Do you train controllers who had experience on traditional tower at this airport?