air traffic remote contr ol
Sweden has just greenlit its latest air-traffic control tower to begin directing flights; the only difference being that these eyes on the sky are some 61 miles away from where any of the planes will actually be taking off and landing.
The Saab Remote Tower System (RTS) beams HD images in real time from Örnsköldsvik Airport’s airfield to the 350-degree LCD screens in the tower’s command centre (pictured left).
Everything is handled remotely, with additional cameras on standby in case of an emergency (and, we hope, back-up Wi-Fi; the wheel of death could be very literal if not).
Sweden is not alone, with the tech being trialled in Norway and right here at home, too. saabgroup.com