London becomes first city to replace air traffic control with a digital system

London is to become the first UK city to replace its air traffic controllers with a remotely operated digital system, the media reported.
Instead of sitting in a tower overlooking the runway, controllers will be 80 miles (128 km) away, watching live footage from high-definition cameras, the BBC reported on Thursday.
The new system, due to be completed in 2018, will be tested for a year before becoming fully operational in 2019.
It has already been tested in Australia, Sweden, Norway and Ireland....