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DFS upgrades tower display

17 March 2017
The latest integrated tower display from DFS in Germany, on show at World ATM Congress 2017. Source: IHS Markit/Patrick Allen

German air navigation service provider DFS exhibited its latest tower display at World ATM Congress in Madrid on 7-9 March 2017.

A widescreen display supports additional functions and helps to reduce heads-down time for controllers. One display integrates a large amount of data, including flight data, ground radar and other surveillance sources, along with decision-support tools for the controller. DFS is also working with a prototype routing and guidance tool designed to support follow-the-greens taxiway guidance operations.

Among airports preparing to test the new functionality, Hamburg is upgrading airfield ground lighting and is expected to be among the first to deploy this solution. Hamburg is also on track to become the sixth German airport to deploy Airport-Collaborative Airport Decision Making (A-CDM) in the second quarter of 2017 when it begins sharing departure planning information (DPI) messages with the European Network Manager in real-time.

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