Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions (SDATS), a
joint-venture between Saab and LFV, will take over responsibility
for air traffic control of the Swedish airports of Örnsköldsvik
and Sundsvall-Timrå, from 1 January 2019.
Saab and LFV, the
Swedish air navigation service provider, have jointly developed a
facilitates remotely operated air traffic control of one or
multiple airports from a single command centre in Sundsvall. In
2015 Örnsköldsvik Airport became the first in the world to be
operated by means of remote tower services, led from Sundsvall.
SDATS is now taking another step by becoming an established
provider of air traffic services and taking over air traffic
management from LFV for both these airports. The agreement will
come into force on 1 January 2019, and will run over six years,
with an option for another two years.
"The new agreement
provides us with the right conditions to develop our effective
administration of air traffic management and future-proof the
airports. I'm looking forward to working further with SDATS as
provider of air traffic management," said Frank Olofsson, head of