London City is to become the first UK airport to replace its air traffic control tower with a remotely operated digital system.
Instead of sitting in a tower overlooking the runway, controllers will be 120 miles away, watching live footage from high-definition cameras.
The new system, due to be completed in 2018, will be tested for a year before becoming fully operational in 2019.
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Quite aside from whether the idea of this makes you nervous, LCY strikes me as an odd place to start. Replacing bored controllers at several sleepy island airports is one thing, but LCY - where's the benefit?
Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast:
For it is the number of a man; and its number is One hundred threescore and twelve.