Buenos Aires Airport to deploy Frequentis’s remote virtual tower

8 November 2018 (Last Updated November 8th, 2018 10:29)

Argentina's Buenos Aires International Airport has contracted Frequentis to install the smartVISION airport camera system to enhance all-weather surveillance coverage.

Buenos Aires Airport to deploy Frequentis’s remote virtual tower
Argentina’s Buenos Aires Airport taps Frequentis’s airport camera system. Credit: Bill Smith.

Argentina’s Buenos Aires International Airport has contracted Frequentis to install the smartVISION airport camera system to enhance all-weather surveillance coverage.

The solution will replace controllers out of the window (OTW) view. It will offer additional tower control as soon as construction of a new air traffic control (ATC) tower is complete.

In addition, it will boost situational alertness when the main terminal building undergoes an expansion.

Frequentis ATM vice-president Hannu Juurakko said: “Ezeiza International Airport aims to increase the airport capacity to meet air traffic demand, while maintaining its safe and efficient airport operations. Together we have defined and designed a solution which best achieves these goals.”

Buenos Aires Airport serves the Argentinian capital, and is officially known as Ministro Pistarini International Airport.

“Ezeiza International Airport aims to increase the airport capacity to meet air traffic demand, while maintaining its safe and efficient airport operations.”

In 2016, the airport started an expansion project with an aim to increase the departure gates from 27 to 52. The project will also quadruple the airport’s total size to more than 200,000m².

The modernised airport will feature a new ATC tower and support up to four times more aircraft movements.

For the remaining part of the expansion, Frequentis’s smartVISION tower solution is intended to ensure ATC services are not impacted by the terminal construction.

During the period, the current control tower will continue managing air traffic control operations (ATCO) while Frequentis’s remote tower technology will be installed into the existing facility.

Upon completion of the new tower construction, all systems will be relocated to the new facility as a permanent addition to ATC at Buenos Aires Airport.