Wednesday, October 18, 2017

AAI invites EoI for remote ATC tower for Surat airport

Surat: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is considering setting up a remote air traffic control (ATC) for Surat airport to be operated at Ahmedabad airport in order to cut costs and overcome labour shortages.
The AAI has invited expression of interest (EoI) for supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the remote ATC tower for Surat to be operated from Ahmedabad and alternate tower for Ahmedabad airport to be submitted by November 22.
Sources said the remote ATC allows the concrete control towers at the airports to be replaced with dozens of high resolution, infra-red cameras around runways that feed live images to screens in buildings far from the airport.
This technology is already in use in various developed countries, including Australia, Canada, Ireland and Sweden. The remote ATC tower enables flights at multiple airports to be monitored from one location, reducing the need for air traffic controllers and physical towers at every airport.
18/10/17 Times of India

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