London City Airport's flights to be controlled from 70 miles away

19 Mai, 2017, 14:49 | Author: Lucrece Courtet
  • Nats personnel give a demonstration in the operations room at National Air Traffic Services Swanwick in Hampshire

London City Airport is to become the first in the United Kingdom to scrap its air-traffic control tower and replace it with an internet-connected digital system that can be remotely operated.

Staff will monitor planes with the help of high-tech 360-degree cameras and sensors fitted to a newly constructed tower, with data and a panoramic views all feeding through to the national air traffic control center in the southern town of Swanwick.

Mike Stoller, director of airports at NATS said: "Digital towers are going to transform the way air traffic services are provided at airports by providing real safety, operational and efficiency benefits".

The airport chief executive Declan Collier added he was confident the system would be immune from the threat of cyber attacks.

The cameras will also allow controllers to improve visibility in low light, while the perimeter of the runway can be highlighted at night time.

Mike Stoller, Director, Airports at NATS, said: "Digital towers are going to transform the way air traffic services are provided at airports by providing real safety, operational and efficiency benefits, and we are delighted that London City Airport has chosen to work with us to deliver what will be the first of its kind in the United Kingdom". The investment means NATS becomes a joint and equal partner in the company alongside Canadian counterpart Nav Canada.

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The technology from Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions is already in use at Örnsköldsvik and Sundsvall airports in Sweden.

"But we are very confident that the systems we're putting in place here are secure, they're safe, they're managed very well".

The new tower will be in the airport's long-stay auto park, in line with the mid-way point of the runway, next to King George V Dock.

The new system will be tested for a year before becoming fully operational in 2019.

The system will enable the airport to re-locate air-traffic controllers 80 miles off-site, enabling an extension to terminal buildings increasing its annual capacity by two million passengers a year by 2025.

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