The SESAR 2020 project PJ05 - Remote Tower seeks to develop an aerodrome air traffic service (ATS) provided remotely by a 'multiple' or 'centre' setting. These settings help to combine ATS services from various aerodromes in a centralized control room, independently of airport location, in order to make more efficient use of the valuable ATS resource provider.
'Single' remote tower settings have already been deployed in previous projects, but most significant cost-effectiveness impacts are to be expected with multiple and/or centre settings, which have only partially been provided for so far. Immediate development effort is required to deploy the concept in the short term. PJ05 will bring the multiple/centre concept to a more mature level.