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Remote Tower Systems

Airports

Although the Non-Federal Policy & Oversight Program regulates Remote Tower Systems, none are currently approved for non-federal use in the National Airspace System (NAS).

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When will FAA approve a Remote Tower System?

The FAA is currently evaluating this technology to assess its suitability for use in the NAS. This website will be updated as the evaluation proceeds and when/if Remote Tower vendors receive FAA Type Certifications for their systems.

Note: Remote Tower technology may also be known by the following unofficial terms: Virtual Air Traffic Control Tower, Virtual ATCT, Remote Air Traffic Control Tower, Remote ATCT.

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This page was originally published at: https://www.faa.gov/airports/planning_capacity/non_federal/remote_tower_systems/