Air Traffic Control
Swedish airspace is trafficked annually by 700,000 flights. This includes domestic flights and overflights, aircraft that cross Swedish airspace without landing or taking off here. In order for all aircraft to fly safely and efficiently demands competent and motivated air traffic controllers, who organize and direct aircraft on their way towards their final destinations. Irrespective of where in the world the trip is made.
LFV’s air traffic controllers, who work with air traffic control, are located at airports in 16 locations throughout Sweden, from Kiruna in the north to Malmö in the south. Our controllers direct the aircraft to airports in the immediate vicinity. During take-off and landing as well as taxing into and out from the airport gates.
Aircraft are then directed once they have left the airport vicinity from the two control centres in Stockholm and Malmö. Our controllers are in contact with the pilots from the control centres and plan and direct them through sector after sector in the airspace until they reach their final destination in Sweden or when the Swedish air traffic service hands the plane over to other countries’ controllers, for example, Norway, Finland or Estonia.
RTC Stockholm, or Remote Tower Center Stockholm, is LFV's new building for remote tower services. From here four Swedavia airports - Kiruna Airport, Umeå Airport, Åre Östersund Airport och Malmö Airport - will be remotely controlled.
Östgöta Control Center, or ÖKC, is situated nearby Norrköping airport. From here LFV's air traffic controllers operates both civilian and military air traffic in the region.