Digital Tower roadmap


In the provision of Air Traffic Services (ATS) basic capabilities and models are evolving thanks to digital technologies. In particular, control towers are rapidly evolving into digital towers, augmenting air traffic control capabilities at an aerodrome through fully digital means (e.g. artificial intelligence, augmented reality, Machine-Learning), making airports around the world safer, more flexible and efficient. ENAV roadmap foresees to develop both local and remote digital towers, depending on tailored solution able to target the expected operational benefits. For remote digital towers, two Remote Tower Control Centres are in the pipeline, able to accomodate a total of 26 airports. Advantages come from airports flexible allocation and air traffic controllers flexible management, with the idea of pioneering the ultimate goal, e.g., the multiple management of airports.