Although the Non-Federal Program regulates Remote Tower Systems, none are currently approved for non-federal use in the National Airspace System (NAS).
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.
Vendor Feedback Meeting
July 21, 2021 - FAA held a vendor feedback meeting with the companies that are testing and/or operating RTS. Watch a recording of the event.