Digital Tower – The future is already here

An interview with Per Ahl, CEO, Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions, for JakajimaTV hosted by Pieter Hermans. One of the last industries to be “digitalized” is Air Traffic Control, ATC, and Airport Tower operation.

What will be the impact of introducing a new disruptive technology in a very conservative branch? Will there be any more brick and concrete towers constructed in the world? What have been the biggest hurdles to first in the world to introduce this type of solution? How will the integration of drone operation look like?

About Per Ahl

Background as mechanical engineer and commercial pilot flying for Scandinavian Airlines (DC9 and B737NG), with a wide range of experience from Airlines (from Station Handling to Flight Operation). Per has been involved in Safety and R & D programs globally since early 1990 and been a speaker at numerous international events the last 25 years.

Joined Saab 2008 as Head of Marketing and Sales ATM. Been part of several national and international acquisition and integrations during the years, which have gain Per a lot of experience and knowledge to work in and manage multi-culture organizations.

Per has been instrumenting the introduction of Remote/Digital Tower on global base and the solution has now become widely recognized from all stake holders that is the future solution for tower operations.

About Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions, SDATS

Saab Digital Tower Solutions is a Joint Venture between Saab and LFV, focusing of introducing Digital TWR Solutions and supporting global customers.

Per was speaker at the Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference.

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