London City Airport To Install Remote ATC Tower

Reading Time: 2 minutes London City Airport (LCY) will be the first in the UK to have its air traffic control (ATC) functions controlled remotely. From 2019, control of aircraft using the airport will be handled from 70 miles away at the Swanwick, Hampshire HQ of the UK’s air navigation service provider, NATS. Controllers there will use 360-degree high-definition […]

Atlantic Flights Disrupted By Iceland Air Traffic Glitch

Reading Time: < 1 minute Iceland’s airport authority says the country briefly closed its airspace to flights because of a technical problem at its air traffic control centre. Gudni Sigurdsson of airport operator and air navigation service Isavia says: “we did not let more traffic into our area” while a problem with the flight data processing system was being resolved. […]

New Simulator Training Facilities at Stansted

Reading Time: < 1 minute A state of the art air traffic control simulator and training facility has been successfully installed by NATS at Stansted Airport. The new 3D aerodrome simulator offers air traffic controllers the chance to practice their skills and train for unusual circumstances or emergencies in the safety of a realistic, but simulated environment. The new facility […]