Go Ahead For ‘Remote-Controlled’ Airport

The Swedish Transport Agency has granted final approval for Örnsköldsvik Airport to become the world’s first remote-controlled airport.

The Swedish Transport Agency has granted final approval for Örnsköldsvik Airport to become the world’s first remote-controlled airport.

The airport is set to be controlled by a tower 100km away in Sundsvall, with air traffic control staff using data from sensors installed at the airport and new equipment to guide aircraft at Örnsköldsvik.

The new “remote tower centre”, which is set to begin operations shortly, has been developed by the Swedish air navigation service provider, LFV, working with Saab, which provided the sensors and equipment.  

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