Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Northern Colorado Regional Airport tests one-of-a-kind virtual tower

Remote tower interior layout concept. Image credit: FNL
Northern Colorado Regional Airport - formerly Fort Collins-Loveland Airport - is piloting a virtual air tower, which will use technology to assist plane movements in the airport. Currently under construction with the expected first phase of testing beginning in March, the virtual air tower will use a bank of monitors and three cameras to capture panoramic views of the air and ground traffic. Currently, there is no air tower so inbound and outbound planes must rely on the pilot's eyes and ears. The project is funded through the state Division of Aeronatuics and is a first for the country to combine cameras and radar.

Read more about the virtual air tower at the Coloradoan.

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