London Metropolis Airport has change into the primary main worldwide airport on the planet to be absolutely managed by a distant digital air visitors management tower.
The information follows intensive testing and dwell trials of the revolutionary expertise throughout lockdown.
All flights on the summer season schedule are being guided to land by air visitors controllers primarily based 115-kilometres away at Nats’ air visitors management centre in Swanwick, Hampshire.
Controllers shall be utilizing an ‘enhanced actuality’ view equipped by a state-of-the-art 50 metres digital management tower.
The expertise marks a step-change in world air visitors administration and can assist the airport meet an anticipated surge in demand for flying in the course of the summer season season as Covid-19 restrictions are eased.
The multi-million-pound funding within the confirmed distant digital expertise marks a significant milestone in Metropolis Airport’s funding in its future, following the completion of latest plane stands and a full-length parallel taxiway which turned operational in December.
Alison FitzGerald, chief working officer at London Metropolis Airport, stated: “We’re immensely proud to change into the primary main worldwide airport to undertake this pioneering expertise.
“This funding in sensible infrastructure…