Remote Tower Services

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Remote Tower Services

By deploying Remote Tower Services, RTS, one or nu­merous Air Traffic Control towers can be operated from another location irrespective of distance. The result is an airport which can offer more flexible air traffic services "on demand" and versatile opening hours to meet cus­tomer requirements.

LFV has achieved extensive experience in cooperation with the industry as well as close interaction with National Supervisory Authority. The effect of this is that the RTS development process has gone from idea to reality in record time. By the end of October 2014 LFV got the operational approval for commencing Remote Tower Services from our Remote Tower centre (RTC) in Sundsvall, serving Örnsköldsvik airport over 150 km away. In April 2015 the operation started on a H24 basis and the current tower is empty! This is the start of a new generation of air traffic control – LFV is leading it.

The approval is based on an extensive operational and technical development effort but more important a close interaction with the Swedish regulator, thus providing more than 250 validation, safety, human factors, system descriptions and reports. All forming an integrated evidence that RTS is meeting the highest safety standards and can deliver the same, or better, level of services as provided by a standard tower at the airport.

Reduce your time to operation by 2 years by using LFV.
Based on our unique experience LFV can offer turn key solutions, including operations, or individual services that will enable our costumers to reduce the time to operations of a RTS solution by at least two years. This will enable any airport or operator to unlock the benefits of RTS as fast as possible. We have developed a number of RTS products to facilitate the introduction of RTS.

Benefits of using a RTS solution

  • Provision of cost-efficient Air Traffic Services
  • Opportunity for airports with low traffic density
  • Co-location of ATS services means more effi­cient use of staff and infrastructure
  • Alternative to new construction or refurbish­ment
  • ATS on demand - Flexible opening hours to meet customer requirements
  • Easy to upgrade operational level from AFIS to ATC
  • The ability to provide 24/7 SAR operation and medical evacuation capability at any type of air­port
  • Enhancement of safety through new technology
  • Low cost contingency solutions