Avinor now operating remote towers at Hasvik and Berlevåg airports
The two airport towers will now be operated remotely from the Avinor Remote Towers Centre in Bodø, Norway, in addition to two other airports.
Avinor has announced that the airport towers at Hasvik Airport (HAA) and Berlevåg Airport (BVG) in Norway are now being operated from the Avinor Remote Towers Centre in Bodø, Norway – north of the Arctic Circle.
This marks yet another milestone in the Avinor Remote Towers programme, as the centre now operates at total of four towers across Norway. Anders Kirsebom, CEO of Avinor Air Navigation Services, said: “We look forward to continuing the roll-out of the remote towers services throughout the next two years.”
The formal transition process of the tower services at Hasvik and Berlevåg airports to the Avinor Remote Towers Centre were both completed in the same day, in close coordination between Avinor Air Navigation Services and the Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority.
The tower at Røst Airport (RET) was the first to become operational from the Avinor Remote Towers Centre in 2019. The centre in Bodø, Norway, will operate tower services at a total of 15 airports by the end of 2022 (phase 1). The tower services at Mehamn Airport (MEH) and Røros Airport (RRS) are the next in line to be transitioned to the Remote Towers Centre in May 2021. The new centre building in Bodø was officially opened in October 2020 and is the world’s largest Remote Towers Centre.