Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions (SDATS) has
signed a 20-year framework agreement for remote tower systems with Air Traffic Control
SDATS has received an
initial order within the framework contract for establishing
remote towers at the airports of Groningen and Maastricht and a
remote tower center at Schiphol Airport.
The framework contract
has options for additional airports and functions.
“We are proud to be trusted by LVNL to
deliver digital towers for their future air traffic control
infrastructure. This contract will be the first to cover a country-wide implementation. With our second generation of Digital Towers,
Netherlands will possess new world class capabilities. We see LVNL as a perfect partner to further enhance our concept in
the coming decade,” says Per Ahl, CEO of Saab Digital Air Traffic
The digital air traffic control solution was
in Sweden in 2015 when Örnsköldsvik Airport became the first airport in
the world with remote air traffic control.
Delivery to the
Netherlands project will start in 2020 with initial operations to
be started in 2021.
“Saab has proven itself capable of
delivering a solid Remote Tower technology. The Saab approach
distinguishes itself in its attention to the switch from the
current way of handling traffic to handling it with a Remote
Tower. Saab will support us in the further development of the
system, safety analyses, and training courses for air traffic
controllers,” said Hans-Peter Spies, General Manager of the
Regional Unit at LVNL.