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AOP14.2 — Multiple Remote Tower Module

The Remote Tower concept is changing the provision of Air Traffic Services (ATS) in a way that it is more service tailored, dynamically positioned and available when and where needed, enabled by digital solutions replacing the physical presence of controllers and control towers at aerodromes.

This Objective aims for increased cost efficiency by allowing ATCO to maintain situational awareness and provide air traffic services for 2 or 3 airports simultaneously. Implementation is expected address airports with the following traffic characteristics regarding simultaneous movements (including mix of IFR and VFR, as well as aerodrome vehicles):
• 2 airports with 6 simultaneous movements in total, up to 20 movements (ground and air) per hour in peak, 15.000 to 45.000 annual movements
• 3 airports with 4 simultaneous movements in total, up to 15 movements (ground and air) per hour, up to 15.000 annual movements

NOTE 1: This is an "Initial" objective to provide advance notice to stakeholders. Some aspects of the objective require further validation.

NOTE 2: The baseline for multiple remote tower operations is the single remote tower operations (AOP14.1). Transfer from conventional tower service local at the aerodrome to multiple Remote Tower is foreseen to take the step via Single Remotely controlled Air Traffic Service before a combination of more than one aerodrome in multiple mode is in place

NOTE FOR MILITARY AUTHORITIES: It is the responsibility of each military authority to review this Objective IN ITS ENTIRETY and address each of the SLoAs that the military authority considers RELEVANT for itself. This has to be done on top and above of the review of "MIL" SLoAs which identify actions EXCLUSIVE to military authorities.

Regulator / Air Navigation Service Provider


Related Elements

Applicability Area(s) and Timescales

Applicability Area:
(Not defined yet)
Timescales From By Applicable to
IOC used for Analytics functioning only - not for implementation planning 01-07-2022
FOC used for Analytics functioning only - not for implementation planning 31-12-2030

Links to SESAR Solutions

Links to PCP ATM Sub-Functionalities

ICAO Block Modules: No associated data


Applicable legislation
Applicable ICAO Annexes and other references
Deployment Programme 2022
Operating Environments

Expected Performance Benefits

Operational efficiency
Cost efficiency
Reduced costs by a reduction of ATCOs of up to 25% compared to Single Remote Tower
  Code Title From By Related Enablers
REG01 Amend the regulatory framework
ASP01 Implement a Multiple Remote Tower Module
ASP02 Implement procedures supporting the operational use of MRTM
ASP03 Safety assessment
ASP04 Training
ASP05 Operational Use
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Supporting Material

Title Related SLoAs

EASA - Guidance Material on remote aerodrome air traffic services — Issue 2 and ‘AMC & GM to Part ATCO’ — Issue 1, Amendment 2 (Executive Director Decision 2019/004/R)

ASP01, ASP02, ASP03, ASP04, ASP05, REG01

SJU - SESAR Solution PJ.05-02: Data pack for Multiple Remote Tower Module

ASP01, ASP02, ASP03, ASP04, ASP05, REG01

Consultation & Approval

Working Arrangement in charge
Airport Operations Team (AOT)
Outline description approved in
Latest objective review at expert level
Commitment Decision Body
Provisional Council (PC)
Objective approved/endorsed in
Latest change to objective approved/endorsed in