Hungary’s air control service has won a total of 3.5 billion forints (EUR 10.9m) European Union support to carry out developments in order to strengthen aviation safety and help the effectiveness of air control, the service said on Saturday.

This is the highest amount of EU funding ever won by HungaroControl, the statement added.

A total of four projects will be affected, the most important of which is the mir TWR (Modular Integrated Remote Tower) scheme.

“Thanks to the 3 billion forint support won for the implementation, high-level technology infrastructure developments required for airport air traffic control can be carried out,” HungaroControl said.

Based on further developing the company’s Remote Tower solution, testing will be carried out in a simulation environment for the remote control of air traffic in Debrecen Airport and the Papa military base. This project has attracted international interest, with Singapore’s Changi Airport testing a prototype similar to Budapest’s, the statement showed.

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A software development project for the MATIAS control system prepared with the involvement of the company’s experts has also won support and HungaroControl will participate in two additional projects as part of international consortiums, the statement added.

As Hungarocontrol official site says, the strategic objective is to uphold financial and business stability in the long run, in a manner compliant with the long-term performance targets set by the European Union. To this end, the Company expects its businesses to operate in a profitable way. In the new business strategy the company has developed four main strategic business units built around the principal activities performed by HungaroControl. These business units include En-route Control, Terminal Control, Simulation and Training.

Source: MTI

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