Second digital tower commissioned in Estonia

Remote Towers
Adacel's Reval virtual tower system has been installed at at Kuressaare Airport
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Adacel and Estonian Air Navigation Services has commissioned the Reval air traffic virtual tower system at Kuressaare Airport.

The system at Kuressaare received its air traffic service approval from the Estonian Transport Administration (ETA) on 8 May 2024.

Kuressaare is the second operational airport at the Remote Tower Center (RTC) in Tallinn where Tartu Airport has been operating since April 2023. 

Ivar Värk, CEO of EANS said, “This milestone is historic because we have achieved our goal of providing air traffic services to multiple regional airfields simultaneously from one centralized location.

“Estonia became the world’s sixth country to provide digital tower service when Tartu went operational. We’re delighted that we now have two regional airports equipped with operational Reval virtual tower systems.

“Together with Adacel, we aim to become the first country in the world where all regional airports have been transferred to remote air traffic services based on digital technology.” 

Adacel’s CEO, Daniel Verret said, “Launching Reval at Kuressaare Airport marks a significant milestone in our partnership with Estonia Air Navigation Services. Together, this deployment underscores our commitment to delivering solutions that enhance safety, efficiency, and reliability in airspace management.

“With its proven success and adaptability, we see immense potential to expand Reval globally, ensuring safer skies and more efficient air travel for people worldwide.”

Adacel’s Reval virtual ATC tower system delivers a range of digital tower operational solutions, from consulting services to system design, development, deployment, and support, for a successful transition to virtual tower operations.

The tower can be used remotely or on-site, for single or multiple aerodrome operations. When used remotely, this virtual ATC tower can operate independently in a one-to-one aerodrome control setting or as part of a multiple virtual tower center.