HungaroControl gains investment of €20 million for ATC safety

Hungarian Air Navigation Service Provider, HungaroControl, is implementing new technological developments which are expected to cost in excess of €20 million.


HungaroControl has announced that it will spend €20 million on new developments within the air traffic control industry. The projects, co-founded bu the European Union (EU), will amount to the largest investment in the history of the industry. 

Four main projects will be effected by the investment, most recently and significantly, the ’mirTWR’ (Modular Integrated Remote Tower) programme for tower control systems. The projects that have benefited from the development resources will see an improvement in the effectiveness and safety of the ATC industry. The mirTWR programme will allow the industry to develop with fewer disruptions, whilst working with a larger air traffic network. 

Thanks to the project, in the upcoming years the high-standard development of technological tools of the airport traffic control is provided.

Improving the company’s world-class remote tower solution, the control of several local Hungarian airports from a single remote location can be tested in a single simulation environment.

The development has also raised international attention, with Changi Airport in Singapore testing the prototype of a remote tower control centre similar to Budapest Airport’s – HungaroControl is participating in the project too. This wide interest in the project bodes well for its success. 

The software development of the MATIAS control system, developed by Thales and HungaroControl experts, has also received funding. As the member of an international consortium HungaroControl is also engaged in two other projects. All of the development projects contributes to further enhance flight safety and to help the effectiveness of air traffic control.

A spokesperson for HungaroControl said: “Thanks to the support won for the implementation, high-level technology infrastructure developments required for airport air traffic control can be carried out.”

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