The air traffic control tower is an iconic symbol of any airport, but the inner workings are veiled in secrecy because it’s a side of airport life that so few people ever see. That’s why we’ve created this infographic to explain what’s going on behind the scenes.
We chose Manchester Airport as an example, but the principles are mirrored in airports across the UK. The only exceptions are those in London, which because of the complexity of the airspace have their approach operations based at our Swanwick control centre.
If you have any questions about airport tower operations, don’t hesitate to ask and we’ll do our best to get the answers for you.
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