ADME 2.14 REMOTE AND VIRTUAL TOWER

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ADME 2.14 REMOTE AND VIRTUAL TOWER

Technology has created the possibility to provide aerodrome control service from a location other than the aerodrome itself. This new concept is being developed both in SESAR and NEXTGEN and is also studied in other countries such as Australia.


IFATCA Policy is:

ATCOs shall not be required to provide a Remote and Virtual tower service for more than one aerodrome simultaneously.

Separation standards and procedures for Remote and Virtual Towers shall be developed or adapted and implemented based on a robust safety case and the demonstrated capabilities of the system.

Standards, procedures and guidance for Remote and Virtual Towers are required.

Remote and Virtual tower systems should be capable of providing the same service level as an aerodrome control tower; partial aerodrome control service configurations are undesirable.

Provisions, training programmes, separation standards and a specific Remote Tower endorsement are required for operating at Remote and Virtual Towers.


See: Resolution B8, B9, B10 – WP 92 – Gran Canaria 2014, Resolution B5 – WP 89 – Sofia 2015, WP 158 – Toronto 2017

 


 

 

Last Update: August 9, 2022  

November 4, 2019   604   Jean-Francois Lepage    ADME    

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