The modernization of air traffic management is one of the main challenges of current aeronautics research. The Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) project defines, develops and deploys what is needed to increase ATM performance and build Europe’s intelligent air transport system. The current programme is SESAR 2020, running from 2016 to 2024 with a budget of 1.6 billion euros, which supports projects in delivering solutions in four key areas, namely airport operations, network operations, air traffic services, and technology enablers.
Part of SESAR 2020 is the Project PJ05 “Remote Tower for Multiple Airports”, with focus on the safe and efficient airport of the future. By bringing the concept of remotely controlling multiple airports to a higher maturity level, the SESAR project aims at providing small and medium-sized airports with more cost-efficient and service-tailored air traffic services.
The project, coordinated by the DLR Institute of Flight Guidance, was launched in November 2016 and will run in its first wave over 37 months, supported by 25 international partners from industry, air navigation service providers, and research organizations.
Detailed information on the project can be found on the project website www.remote-tower.eu.
This project has received funding from the SESAR Joint Undertaking under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730195.