Research Projects

Virtual Airport Traffic Control and Ramp Control Facilities—Guidance for U.S. Airports In Reserve

The objective of this research project is to provide U.S. airport operators with guidance regarding the potential roles "virtual" ATCTs and ramp control towers can play at their facilities, and their major components and supporting technologies, and the advantages and disadvantages of these virtual facilities relative to their traditional counterparts.

The project also will provide guidance regarding how airport operators, working with the FAA and other key stakeholders, can pursue implementation of virtual ATCTs or ramp towers, including (1) building the use case and concept of operations, (2) developing project justification, and (3) implementing the facility itself.


Idea No. 276