The Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has approved advanced sequential operations at the world’s largest digital Remote Towers Centre.

The RTC is operated by Avinor in Bodø, Norway, and this is an important step towards multiple tower operations in 2024.

Avinor operates eight airport towers remotely from its digital Remote Towers Centre located north of the Arctic Circle. An additional three airport towers are due to be phased in during Q1 of 2023. Advanced sequential operations means that an AFIS (association of flight information service) operator can operate two airport towers during one shift, from the same working position at times when there are no simultaneous aircraft movements.

“For Avinor this is an important milestone in that we can utilise the digital remote towers technology in a more efficient manner. This has been made possible through close collaboration with our technology partners at Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace and Indra, as well as through an open and transparent dialogue with the Norwegian CAA,” said Lars Vågsdal, chief technology officer at Avinor.

When Avinor begins multiple towers operations in 2024, it will be the first company in the world to do so.

Image: Avinor/Øystein Løwer