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United Kingdom : London to introduce the first digital air traffic control tower in UK.

London airport will receive its first digital air traffic control.

The City of London will introduce the first digital air traffic control tower in the country.

'The way technology is moving, over the next 30 years this is going to be the norm for airports worldwide, using this type of augmented digital technology to help air traffic controllers manage flight movements in and out of airports'.

From here they will keep an eye on the runways at London City Airport through live footage coming to them through 14 high definition cameras, delivering a 360-degree view of the airport.

LCY's new 50-meter (164 ft.)-high tower will feature 14 high-definition and two pan-tilt-zoom cameras.

Before a complete switchover in 2019, a year of testing and training will follow.

Controllers can to use "a range of viewing tools" including HD zoom, and the ability of overlaying images with weather information, on-screen labels, radar data, and aircraft call signs.

The hardware, provided by Saab Digital Air Traffic Solution, is already in use at Ornskoldsvik and Sundsvall airports in Sweden.

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Date:May 22, 2017
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