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Mobility and Transport

Multiple Remote Tower Operations – making remote air traffic control possible for more than one airport by a single controller

By the Irish Aviation Authority


Multiple remote tower operations clearly shows that it is possible for a single air traffic controller to safely provide air traffic control services remotely to more than one low-volume airport. The initiative is a very good example of SESAR solutions, and has the potential to be replicated beyond the EU boundaries. Remotely operated towers offer significant potential to assist air navigation service providers (ANSPs) to reduce and control their costs while maintaining safety and service delivery. This potential is greatest at smaller, less busy regional airports where the volume of traffic is likely to be insufficient to cover the costs of service provision at a user charge that is sustainable from the customers’ perspective.

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