London City Airport is to become the first UK airport to install a digital air traffic control tower.
Air traffic controllers who have until now looked out from the tower to direct planes for take off and landing will be moved to a virtual control tower more than 80 miles away. The airport will decommission its traditional tower in 2019, meaning aircraft will be directed from Hampshire by controllers watching live footage from high-definition video cameras. Declan Collier, London City Airport chief executive, said he was “absolutely confident” the system is safe from cyber attack.
ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Telegraph
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