Hi-tech screens to help tower

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - South Perth Perth Airport -

PERTH Air­port’s traf­fic con­trol tower will be fit­ted with new dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy that will con­dense in­for­ma­tion to four com­puter screens.

Airser­vices Aus­tralia will also fit the In­te­grated Tower Au­to­ma­tion Suite in the Gold Coast, Cairns and Bris­bane tow­ers.

Work will not be­gin at Perth Air­port un­til 2016, and will be com­plete by 2017.

Airser­vices Air Traf­fic Con­trol ex­ec­u­tive gen­eral man­ager Greg Hood said IN­TAS did away with the need for nu­mer­ous com­puter screens and pa­per­based sys­tems through­out each con­trol tower.

It will pro­vide tower con­trollers with four cus­tomis­able touch screens dis­play­ing elec­tronic flight strips, op­er­a­tional in­for­ma­tion, weather, ter­mi­nal area radar dis­plays, and, where avail­able, sur­face surveil­lance data.

In ad­di­tion to the new tech­nol­ogy, each of the tow­ers will also re­ceive up­grades to a range of other sys­tems, in­clud­ing me­chan­i­cal, elec­tri­cal, fire and wa­ter ser­vices.

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