Defence and security company Saab has received on the 8th of March the prestigious IHS Jane’s Air Traffic Control (ATC) Award for delivering the first operational and approved Remote Tower in the world.
Saab won the Technology category together with LFV, the Swedish Air Navigation Services Provider for the pioneering progress within remotely managed air traffic control.
“This award underlines the fact that we’ve taken air traffic control to a new level and that we’re at the forefront with our innovative remote tower technology, being the only company to have this type of system in operation,” says Anders Carp, head of Saab business unit Traffic Management.
Örnsköldsvik Airport in Sweden became the world’s first remotely managed airport in the world in April 2015 as Saab’s Remote Tower was taken into operation. Sweden’s Sundsvall Timrå Airport and Linköping City Airport will follow in 2016 and 2017 respectively. In 2015 Saab signed a contract with the Irish Aviation Authority to deliver a Remote Tower Centre to Dublin Airport and corresponding remote tower installations at Cork and Shannon Airports.
Saab and LFV received the award at Jane’s ATC Award ceremony on 7 March 2016, held in conjunction with the World ATM Congress in Madrid, Spain.