ETF representatives will participate in the Civil Aviation, Remote Towers Conference organized in London on 4th and 5th February 2016 by the International Transport Workers Federation.
This conference comes at a time when a number of ANSPs are looking at establishing Remotely Operated Towers.
It is not an entirely new concept.There have been a number of attempts over the years to use CCTV to enable air traffic services to be provided off the airport.
However,usually they were restricted to quiet periods. What is new is that some ANSPs are now looking at providing a complete airport service from another location and not in a traditional airport tower.The purpose of this conference is to bring together ITF affiliates,employers and regulators to gain a better understanding of this new concept.It is also for affiliates to give the ITF direction and guidance on what role the ITF should play in dealing with this new concept.