Frequentis: Remote digital towers are multiplying operational efficiencies
Remote tower – the concept of carrying out air traffic control services from any location using a multitude of local sensors, visual and infrared cameras and surveillance solutions – has created an exciting opportunity to enhance the way air traffic is monitored and managed and reduce the cost of operations. However, when more than one airport can be managed from the same remote tower centre we will see the most significant benefits in terms of optimising air traffic controller capacity.
Tried and tested
Remote tower tests and validations around the world, have already shown the increased safety benefit and reduced costs of a remote tower centre over a bricks and mortar tower. Advanced infrared camera equipment, augmented reality overlays, object detection and tracking features provide improved surveillance at night, and in adverse weather such as rain, fog or snow.