Avinor and Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace have signed an agreement for seven new remotely controlled towers


The tower center in Bodø now remotely controls 11 towers, and in March 2025 the last towers in Phase 1 of the Remote Towers Program will be put into operational operation from the tower centre. At the same time, the Remote Towers system will be upgraded so that each work position will be able to operate up to 3 airports at the same time.

The RT program is a strategically very important program for Avinor

The experiences with remote-controlled operation are very good, and the group board of Avinor decided in February this year to expand the RT Program with 7 new towers; Phase 2a of the RT Programme.

Avinor has reached an agreement with Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace on an agreement which involves the purchase of a further 7 airport installations (cameras and other technical infrastructure), with plans for the 7 airports to be put into operational operation from the tower center in Bodø during 2027. In agreement, an airport installation has also been ordered for Nye Bodø Airport. This will be controlled from a separate operations room that will be established in connection with the new control center to be built at the new airport. New Bodø Airport is to be put into operational operation in August 2029.

The seven new airports are: Båtsfjord, Vadsø, Sørkjosen, Sandane, Mosjøen, Ørsta Volda, New airport Mo i Rana.


Avinor is a wholly-owned state limited company under the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications and is responsible for 44 state-owned airports. Avinor has taken a leading role in reducing climate gas emissions from the aviation industry, including the development of electric aircrafts and supplying sustainable jet-biojetfuel. Avinor provides safe and efficient travels for around 50 million passengers annually, half of which travel to and from Oslo Airport. Over 3000 employees are responsible for planning, developing and operating an efficient airport and air navigation service. Avinor is financed via airport charges and commercial sales. The air navigation services is organized as ​subsidiary wholly-owned by Avinor. Avinor's headquarter is in Oslo.

Subscribe to releases from The Avinor Group

Subscribe to all the latest releases from The Avinor Group by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Latest releases from The Avinor Group

In our pressroom you can read all our latest releases, find our press contacts, images, documents and other relevant information about us.

Visit our pressroom
HiddenA line styled icon from Orion Icon Library.Eye