Remote air traffic control preparing for takeoff at London City airport
High-definition cameras to replace staff in new east London tower with live pictures relayed to site in Hampshire
Manned air traffic control towers, a reassuring fixture at airports since the dawn of civil aviation nearly a century ago, could soon be made obsolete by technological advances allowing arrivals and departures to be monitored from miles away using live streams of high-definition video.
A 50-metre control tower is being built at London City airport but it will be populated by a suite of HD cameras instead of humans, as it vies to become the first major hub in the world to manage its traffic remotely.
Source: Guardian Transport