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Remote Tower Press Briefing Farnborough 2014


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Presentation from Per Ahl, Vice President, Head of Commercial, Civil Security and Traffic Management, Market Area Europe & Greater Middle East at Farnborough 2014.

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Remote Tower Press Briefing Farnborough 2014

  1. 1. Remotely Operated Tower - Breaking the thought barrier- Per Ahl Vice President Head of CommercialAerostructure, Civil Security, and Traffic Management Market Area Europe and Greater Middle East
  3. 3. Today’s operation is not that different - maybe little more complex….
  5. 5. Controlling Ängelholm Airport from Malmö-Sturup Airport, distance 100km REMOTELY OPERATED TOWER Test system in Sweden since 2008
  6. 6. 400 Mb/s Compression 2-4 Mb/s Decompression Delay 0,3 sec 32 Mb/s End-to-end delay < 1 sec Airport RTC REMOTELY OPERATED TOWER The technical challenge
  7. 7. 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Saab ATM - long time r-TWR experience r-TWR proof of concept project start ART project start r-TWR installed at Ängelholm airport Shadow mode validations at Sturup ATC Global 2009 & r-TWR rollout ART validations at Sturup Start of SESAR r-TWR projects The second remote tower symposium SESAR validation 1 single SESAR validation 2 single Delivery of 1st operational r-TWR system SESAR validation AFIS Værøy - Bodø Delivery of r-TWR test system to Airservices Delivery of SESAR r-TWR prototype Værøy - Bodø Start of operational certification in Sweden
  8. 8. Environmentally-Protected Remote Sensor Housing 14 high-definition cameras Pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) cameras… optical and infrared (IR) Signal light gun Acoustic sensor Saab Sensis Corporation Proprietary Data – See Title Page © Saab Sensis Corporation 2012 9
  9. 9. SWEDEN Contract rewarded in January 2011 Two airports Sundsvall and Örnsköldsvik The RTC will be located in Sundsvall Delivered December 2013 Final Validation report February, 2014 Operation - Q3 2014 – first in the world !!!
  10. 10. AUSTRALIA Contract signed with Airservices Australia, AsA, June 2011 Remotely control Alice Springs airport from Adelaide (1500 km) Based on the Swedish implementation + visual tracking Installed Q4 2013 Validation finished June, 2014
  11. 11. NORWAY Contract signed 2012 Værøy heliport, RTC in Bodø Based on the Swedish implementation + IR camera SESAR Trials in Dec 2012 Röst airport installed December 2013 – RTC in Bodø
  12. 12. Remote Tower Market Segments Product complexity Regional & Local airports Larger airports (Contingency operation) Oil & Gas Airport Movements < 5´ 5´-10´ 10´-20´ 20´-50´ > 50´ AFIS & Small airports
  13. 13. A module that feeds ordinary r-TWR CWP position(s) with all necessary data for 1-N airports 1-M pilot positions r-TWR Training & Simulation
  14. 14. Survival opportunity for smaller airports with low traffic density More efficient and cost effective TWR service • Large scale operation • Difficult to recruit to distant airports • Ability to sequenced control of small airports • Multi airport control • Possible shared use of the APP-resources Increase ATC operation by utilizing the staff in a more cost effective way • Lack of educated or trained people when expanding the operation • Multi airport control – one controller will be able to control up to 3 airports The ability to have 7/24 SAR operation • Flexibility to open up airfields Alternatives to new construction or refurbishment of the tower > 30 customers in queue….. SUMMARY: Driving forces for Remote TWR