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Virtual/Digital Towers?

Discussion in 'Airports & FBO's' started by Jet News, Dec 20, 2018.

  1. Jet News

    Jet News JF News Editor Staff Member

    Jun 6, 2012
    The first Virtual control tower has gone into service in the UK. It is located at the Cranfield University airfield in Bedfordshire. The virtual tower was officially opened and commemorated by the UK Aviation Minister, Baroness Liz Sugg on December 13th. Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions installed Cranfield’s new tower in a jointly funded partnership with the university. Implementation has been swift: the contract was signed in October 2017, with construction beginning in March. Completion of the installation permitted air traffic control officers (ATCOs) to 'shadow' the operations of the existing traditional visual tower for six weeks while Saab technicians fine-tuned the system.

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