CANSO Academy: Improving efficiency through remote and digital towers: Part 1

The new CANSO guidance material for remote and digital towers introduces the remote and digital tower concept and technologies. It also explores the drivers, challenges and pressures that can influence operations, provides regulatory, safety and Human Factors insights, and shares a variety of industry case studies.

Its aim is to answer specific questions that ANSPs may have, including what a digital tower is, why and when can they be implemented, how to get started, and  what is next for digital towers.

To support General Managers on their own digital towers journey, a new, three-part CANSO webinar series will provide an accessible learning experienceto help ATM industry leaders understand the guidance material, gain in depth knowledge of the technological aspects, and learn more about the operational perspective from early adopters.

Part one – Introduction to the Guidance Material: Tuesday 19 January, 13:00 CET

The first webinar was an introduction to the guidance material. We discussed the origins of its development and its content. Attendees were provided with an overview of the guidance with a focus on some of the key sections including benefits, challenges, safety, Human Factors, regulation, validation, and more.


The webinar was moderated by Coleen Hawrysko, Operations Programme Manager, CANSO, and Conor Mullan, Managing Director, Think Research Limited. The speakers were:

  • Niclas Gustavsson: SAAB, Vice President Head of Product & Solutions
  • Elizabet Pavlova: Think Research Limited, ATM Consultant
  • Rory Hedman: Think Research Limited, ATM and Airports Consultant
  • Mattias Abel: LFV, ATM/ANS & Remote Tower Expert
  • Zoltan Molnar: Hungarocontrol, ATM Safety and Risk Management Specialist
  • Rolf Zon: NLR, Senior R&D manager
  • Sarah McLarty: Think Research Limited, ATM Consultant

Event Details

19 January 2021 @ 13:00 to 14:00 CET



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