Budapest has become the first airport in European capitals to have its air traffic controlled from a high-tech facility outside the airport grounds, thanks to a new contract Indra’s with the service provider Hungarian Air Navigation HungaroControl.
This new Indra solution called InNOVA will provide air traffic controllers with an even better view than that generally obtained from a conventional control tower. In addition, they will have all the necessary information, air traffic control functionalities, and security functions from a single integrated screen, a concept already operational in remote control centers.
“Intelligent technology and automation are tools to support human decision-making. By equipping our air traffic controllers with the latest technology, we improve operational efficiency and situational awareness. This benefits us, the airport, the airlines, and ultimately the passengers”, said Kornel Szepessy, CEO of HungaroControl.
While air traffic controllers typically must monitor different screens to get a complete view, the tower InNOVA system takes care of integrating all relevant functions and information on a single screen.
This system will improve controllers’ situational awareness, effectiveness, and flight safety. Thanks to augmented reality that will allow controllers to automatically zoom, identify and track moving objects.
The system is prepared to carry out operations in multiple airports. For now, the cameras will be located in various locations around the Budapest airport to improve visual observation of this and other areas of interest to controllers.
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