A digital air traffic control (ATC) centre has opened at a UK airfield for the first time. Controllers at Cranfield Airport in Bedfordshire have begun using live footage from high-definition cameras to direct take-offs and landings. The technology replicates what can be seen through the windows of the traditional ATC tower. A live feed of panoramic views is relayed on to 14 screens in an operations room at the airport. It provides the ability to zoom in on aircraft and locate them in times of poor visibility.
Dec-14-2018, 14:41:20 GMT