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Jersey remote tower begins operational trials

29 November 2018
The remote tower at Jersey, used as a contingency facility. Source: Ports of Jersey

The digital remote tower at Jersey Airport began operational trials in November 2018, following installation of a Frequentis smartVision camera system and controller display in the contingency tower facility.

Airports on the UK mainland are investing in digital remote tower systems, with programmes under way at London City and Cranfield Universities – but Jersey aims to be the first British airport to gain operational approval.

Project integration was carried out by Frequentis company Systems Interface Ltd. Equipped with fully redundant data and power supplies, the remote centre is designed to provide air traffic control services in case of main tower failure. Jersey already provides contingency surveillance services for the Channel Island Control Zone, and this extends the capability to tower services.

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