Kongsberg to Deliver Remote Towers to 7 New Norwegian Airpor
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Jul 5, 2024

Kongsberg to Deliver Remote Towers to 7 New Norwegian Airports

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace ('KONGSBERG') has signed a contract with Avinor to supply Kongsberg Digital Towers to an additional seven airports in Norway.

The installations include sensors and other technical infrastructure that make it possible to remotely operate air traffic tower service from Avinor's operations center in Bodø in northern Norway.

The seven new airports are: Båtsfjord, Vadsø, Sørkjosen, Sandane, Mosjøen, Ørsta Volda and the new airport in Mo i Rana. These will be operational from 2027. The agreement also includes an eighth airport installation, to the new Bodø Airport, which will be operational in 2029.

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The Remote Towers Center in Bodø currently remotely operates 11 towers that are located at airports across Norway. In March 2025, the last towers in the first phase of the Remote Towers (RT) program will be commissioned, making it a total of 15.

- The RT program is a strategically very important program for Avinor. The experiences with remote-controlled operation are very good, and the Avinor board of directors in February decided to expand the RT Program with seven new towers, Avinor wrote in a press release.

In 2015, Avinor entered into an agreement with KONGSBERG to develop remotely controlled tower solutions for the smaller airports in Norway. By 2027, a total of 21 towers are planned to be operational in Avinor's Remote Tower Center in Bodø.