The Reliance on Software in ATC Facilities

December, 30, 2019 by

With technology continuing to advance before our eyes a job that never before used much more than a radio and some binoculars is now one of the most high tech jobs in the world. What was once paper slips is now a screen with constant intuitive analysis. What was once binoculars is now a 360 degree camera in some parts of the world. Air Traffic Control is evolving as we know it, and although many see it as for the better some are skeptical.

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Kai Malcom is a writer for the IFATC Education Group. Kai is an IFATC Specialist, student pilot, web developer and third-party developer.