Saab’s remote air traffic control tower with panoramic views

Brilliant idea for remote locations, I just hope their data connection is stable!

From the layman’s perspective, few of the many cogs that keep planes in the sky and airports running safely could use a 21st-century upgrade more than the age-old air traffic control tower. Saab unveiled its vision of the future last year with its remote tower (or r-TWR) — a system that provides a 360-degree live video feed of an airport to offsite monitoring stations — and now we’re one step closer to seeing the technology deployed at runways across the world. The company has announced that the system is going to be trialed later this year by Norwegian airport operator Avinor to monitor and control an isolated heliport from the company’s facilities in Bodø, about 60 miles away.

via The Verge.

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