Indra implementing the world’s most advanced digital remote tower for HungaroControl at Budapest airport
Indra, a leading global technological engineering company, plays a critical role in one of the most pioneering projects for the air traffic management industry. From 2024 Hungarian air navigation service provider HungaroControl aims at remotely managing Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport from a state-of-the-art digital remote tower centre located outside of the airport area. Indra provides the complete and integrated technology platform for the centre. The system has been successfully approved in the first factory acceptance test and is already being deployed on site.
So far remote tower technology has been applied to smaller and regional airports. By implementing this system at Budapest, a European capital airport with more than 120,000 movements per year, Indra and HungaroControl are proving the feasibility of this technology for controlling large busy airports. It is a pioneering project in an industry with an ongoing technological shift that prepares air traffic management for a future of digital-born controllers.