Air Navigation Solutions partners with Liverpool John Lennon Airport

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Air Navigation Solutions (ANSL) has agreed a partnership with Liverpool John Lennon Airport and its internal air navigation services provider, Air Traffic Control Services Limited (ATCSL), which will see ANSL implement Radar in The Tower (RiTT) operations at the Airport.

The work led by ANSL involves a technical assessment of the existing air traffic management equipment, development of operational procedures, and creation of a training plan and materials. ANSL will also support the engagement with the Civil Aviation Authority on behalf of ATCSL and Liverpool John Lennon Airport. These services will be complemented by a human factors review carried out by ANSL’s Human Factors Specialist, Lucy Kirkland. 

RiTT, when implemented, will enable the Airport to combine the provision of the ‘approach’ and ‘tower’ services from one controller working position at times of low demand or in low complexity traffic scenarios. This reduces the need for additional air traffic control officers (ATCOs) during these periods, enabling support of other critical activities in the air traffic control unit.

The combined service delivery also provides ATCOs with more optimal levels of air traffic handling during periods of low demand, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

ANSL has operated RiTT at Edinburgh Airport for several years and adapted and flexed its use during the pandemic to ensure optimal air traffic management service delivery.

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