Saab Remote Tower technology receives final operational approval from Swedish Transport Agency

Defence and security company Saab, along with the Swedish Air Navigation Service Provider (LFV), have received final operational approval from the Swedish Transport Agency for the remote operation of Ornskoldsvik Airport from Sundsvall, Sweden. This achievement means the world’s first airport remotely controlled by Remote Tower Services (RTS) will commence shortly, paving the way for more efficient, safe and cost-effective delivery of air traffic control services. This milestone indicates that all technologies and operational procedures meet key industry and regulatory criteria for providing air traffic control services. This includes the use of Saab sensors and equipment for air traffic services and LFV’s existing procedures, enabling a streamlined approval process. “This achievement means we have a system in place that meets all applicable safety regulations,” said Niclas Gustavsson, director of international affairs and business development, LFV. “With this final regulatory approval, LFV is now making the last preparations to enable RTS from Sundsvall, ultimately reducing operating costs and increasing the efficiency of operations.”

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