How safe are digital control towers?23 August 2017
It’s usually the first question that leaves people’s lips whenever we show them the new digital tower facility at Swanwick – is it really safe?
Excitement is building in the aviation industry around digital ‘remote’ towers and the benefits they can offer to airports; from costs savings through to safety and operational enhancements. But I can tell you from hard experience that this wasn’t always the case.
As the World ATM Congress looms large on the horizon, we asked our CEO, Martin Rolfe, to share his views on the big topics sure to be on the lips of the Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) community in Madrid next week.
Is this really the end of the airport controller?18 July 2016
The introduction of remote digital control towers is a hugely exciting technological development for our industry. However, digital towers are not about removing the controller from the mix.