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RACOON (Remote Airport Concept of OperatioN)

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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 786)

Abstract

The Remote Airport Concept of OperatioN (RACOON) is a Large-Scale Demonstration project co-funded by SESAR Joint Undertaking that demonstrated [1], in a live environment, the technical and operational feasibility of delivering Aerodrome Air Traffic Services from a remote location. The main theatre of operations targeted by RACOON was represented by Milan Malpensa and Milan Linate which were the two airports operated remotely through two ad-hoc developed Remote Tower Modules (RTMs). The project mainly addressed single remote TWR operations at Linate but, additionally, preliminary assessed the applicability of multiple airport concept (one local and one remote) on Malpensa airport scenario. RACOON was the first Italian case-study on the Remote TWR concept and the experience gained paves the way to additional developments on its applicability and deployment in Italy. The RACOON experience confirmed that Remote Tower services are a promising solution delivered for deployment by SESAR, the European project for Air Traffic Management modernization.

Keywords

Human Factors Human-systems integration Systems engineering Remote Tower Air Traffic Service Air Traffic Management Airport SESAR 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Techno Sky S.r.lNaplesItaly
  2. 2.ENAV S.p.ARomeItaly
  3. 3.Searidge TechnologiesOttawaCanada
  4. 4.NAVCANADAOttawaCanada

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