by Katariina Syvays, IFATCA.
The concept of remote tower was first introduced to the international community of air traffic controllers at IFATCA Annual meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal in 2012. The audience was bewildered by a concept that at first seemed a product of a wild imagination instead of an operational method to produce air traffic control service. Only three years later, in April 2015, the world’s first remote tower at Örnsköldsvik airport in Sweden went operational. The airport is controlled from LFV’s remote tower centre in Sundsvall.
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