First remotely controlled landing in Norway

Published: 22 October 2019 10:15

Aviation history was made when the Remote Tower Centre in Bodø, Norway went “live” on the 19th of October. The Remote Tower Centre successfully guided its first commercial passenger flight to the Arctic airport of Røst in Norway.

- The commissioning of remote tower services in Norway is positive for the entire industry and LFV welcomes Avinor to the digital community and the future, says Ulf Thibblin, Technical Director of LFV.
- We can see how digital solutions for air traffic services are being developed around the world. Sweden was first in the world with remote tower services, RTS, back in 2015 and we now have three remotely controlled airports. Together with our partner Swedavia, LFV is projecting RTS at four of their airports in the coming years. Together with Saab, LFV also continues the development of remote tower services in our joint company SDATS, Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions. The market for RTS is global and growing, says Ulf Thibblin.

Successful first landing by passenger aircraft using Remote Towers in the Arctic (Press Release from Avinor).