The ability to provide air traffic services from a remote location is relevant in all operating environments either it is airport, TMA, extended TMA (E-TMA) or en-route.
In TMA, extended TMA and en-route environments, the virtual centre concept allows a geographical sector to be managed from anyplace subject to the availability of some services crucial for the provision of ATS, namely, CNS, MET, AIS and all data related to the flight plan. By using standardised operating methods, procedures and technical equipment, the service will be perceived as a unique system from the user’s perspective. It will be enabled by cloud-based data centres as well as data-processes management and governance remotely provided.
In airport environment, the remote tower concept support several use cases that allow the provision of air traffic services from a remote tower centre (RTC), with a dynamic allocation of a number of physical aerodromes to remote tower modules (RTM). It brings new alternatives in the provision of tower related ATS and in some cases benefits on ANS costs. The integration of approach services to these airports through a remote virtual centre is also possible. Some solutions are already in deployment and R&D is continuing on more complex use cases.
|#12||Single Remote Tower operations for medium traffic volumes||SESAR1||Analysis|
|#13||Remotely Provided Air Traffic Service for Contingency Situations at Aerodromes||SESAR1||Analysis|
|#52||Remote Tower for two low density aerodromes||SESAR1||Analysis|
|#71||ATC and AFIS service in a single low density aerodrome from a remote CWP||SESAR1||Analysis|
|PJ.05-02||Multiple Remote Tower Module||SESAR 2020 Wave 1||Analysis|
|PJ.05-03||Remote Tower Centre with Flexible Allocation of Aerodromes to Multiple Remote Tower Modules||SESAR 2020 Wave 1||Analysis|
|PJ.05-W2-35||Multiple Remote Tower and Remote Tower centre||SESAR 2020 Wave 2||Analysis|
|PJ.05-W2-97||HMI Interaction modes for Airport Tower||SESAR 2020 Wave 2||Analysis|
|PJ.10-W2-93||Delegation of services amongst ATSUs||SESAR 2020 Wave 2||Analysis|
|PJ.10-W2-96||HMI Interaction modes for ATC centre||SESAR 2020 Wave 2||Analysis|
|PJ.15-09||Delegation of services and contingency||SESAR 2020 Wave 1||Analysis|
|PJ.16-03||Enabling rationalisation of infrastructure using virtual centre based technology||SESAR 2020 Wave 1||Analysis|
|PJ.16-04||Workstation, Controller productivity||SESAR 2020 Wave 1||Analysis|