Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions has been contracted to install and operate digital towers at Scandinavian Mountains Airport, a new airport under construction in Sälen, Sweden.
The scope of the contract includes installation of the Saab R-TWR system at the airport during 2018/19 and conducting initial operations from the digital tower centre in Sundsvall for ten years, starting December 2019.
The installation of this new technology will enable the airport to manage and operate flexible digital tower services from a centralised location.
Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions CEO Johan Klintberg said: “The Scandinavian Mountains Airport contract embeds many of the drivers behind remote towers, use of a standardised, approved and industrialised technical platform, provision of ATC on demand and the launch of a digital ANS provider.”
This Scandinavian mountain region includes the biggest alpine destinations of Sweden and Norway such as Sälenfjällen, Trysil, Idre and Engerdal.
The new airport will provide connectivity to various international tourist destinations within the region such as Sälen and Trysil ski resorts.
“This will be another step towards the development of the large developing region in Sweden and Norway by improving infrastructure and creating accessibility to the heart of the region,” Saab said.
Scandinavian Mountains Airport CEO Brett Weihart said: “Digital Tower technology and services from Saab were the natural choices for us when building our airport.
“It will enable us to future-proof our operations and ensure cost-efficient and flexible service. In addition, we envision the airport becoming a part of a wider digital transition for our customers, and Digital Tower is an aspect of this.”
The Scandinavian Mountains Airport is scheduled to begin operations in 2019/20.