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Smart Tower Evolution – Digital Enhancement or Remote Operations?

2 March 2018

Niclas Gustavsson, Vice President of Business Development and Governmental Affairs, Saab, and CANSO Performance Based Regulation on Remote Towers Task Force Chair on smart towers

Our second panel for the CANSO Global ATM Operations Conference 2018 is on smart tower evolution, looking at digital enhancement and remote operations.

We know that remote towers have been a game changer and only a small piece in the digitalisation of air traffic management (ATM), but how did we get there?

This panel will look at remote and digital towers as they progressed in ten years from idea to operation. With four major manufacturers on the panel, as well as air navigation service providers (ANSPs) that have actually installed remote towers from the various manufacturers, this will be a wide-open exchange of ideas.

So, what's the take on this?

Operational needs are important but business needs can be a stronger argument, and even if technology is an enabler, the turns taken in innovating technology will change a market or the way we see things permanently.

The panel will discuss how the list of reasons why remote or digital towers will not work seemed to have changed to a list of what can work. There are now remote tower projects and plans on a global scale. It is fair to say that remote towers will for the foreseeable future change the way ATC is performed for airports.

What can we expect ten years from now?

Looking ten years ahead, newly built traditional towers will most likely not happen after 2025 or even sooner. Why should a State or ANSP invest in a costly tower when they can use less money and time to improve the safety and service with tools embracing artificial intelligent solutions. The panel will address how they see, using the various technologies, which way air traffic control is progressing with digital or remote towers. Come join us for this exciting panel!

To find out more about the CANSO Global ATM Operations Conference 2018 programme or to register, visit the event page.

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Niclas Gustavsson, Vice President of Business Development and Governmental Affairs, Saab and CANSO Performance Based Regulation on Remote Towers Task Force Chair

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