01 October 08:10
Swedish Air Navigation Service Provider LFV is building a new control center, RTC Stockholm. From here, air traffic at four Swedavia airports will be remotely controlled in a few years. On Friday around 200 guests were invited to a topping-out ceremony.
– We have come a long way. The building project is on time. I would like to take the opportunity to thank all that worked with such enthusiasm, said Ann Persson Grivas, Director General LFV.
The RTC Stockholm building is three storeys high and the total area is around 2 700 square meters. Early next year the building will be completed and the installation of technique will start.
Back in 2015 LFV was the first air navigation service provider in the world with remotely operated air traffic when RTC Sundsvall was inaugurated. From Sundsvall air traffic at two airports are remotely operated. The interest for the technique and the operational concept is worldwide; around 5 000 visitors from all over the world have been at RTC Sundsvall.
The four Swedavia airports that will be remotely controlled from RTC Stockholm are Kiruna Airport, Umeå Airport, Åre Östersund Airport and Malmö Airport.