Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions

Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions provides a smarter approach to remote air traffic control by digitising and integrating airport functions. Whether that airport is an international hub, a small regional airport or a new airport we offer cost effective solutions that improves safety and enables high operational efficiency.

New technology opens new possibilities. By introducing a completely digitalized panoramic view, a new world of aerodrome control emerges.

ANSPs worldwide are trying to reduce the cost of providing air traffic services (ATS) without affecting safety or operational availability.

 

Saab Remote Tower Solution (r-TWR) will not only help this happen but it will also introduce a never before seen level of flexibility, allowing service levels to be enhanced. This may result in smaller airports remaining open for longer, or even keep some regional airports open who otherwise would have been forced to close, due to high cost levels.

 

Larger airports will have the possibility of reviewing staffing levels or increasing coverage for, remote or hidden runways.

At some locations it has been shown that r-TWR can enable ANSPs to increase efficiency by up to 60%.

 

The Saab r-TWR solution is a package of subsystems covering everything from image capture, in the controlled and protected environment of the camera housing at the top of the sensor mast at the airfield, to the integrated controller working position in the RTC, via a data network.

 

In addition there is an extensive suite of image enhancements, compression and decompression for optimal resolution and bandwidth usage.

The possibility for an operator to switch between aerodromes with different runway, taxiway and airspace configurations raises obvious safety concerns from a human factors perspective. Saab has designed the r-TWR solution so that all of the corresponding subsystems, such as electronic flight progress strips and surveillance presentations, are an integral part of the system and change to the correct airport when switching, to avoid confusion.

This will increase situational awareness and supports operators’ decision-making when changing between aerodromes at short notice.