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Submission + - London City first in UK to get remote air traffic control (bbc.co.uk)

lifeisshort writes: From the article:
Instead of sitting in a tower overlooking the runway, controllers will be 80 miles away, watching live footage from high-definition cameras.
The new system, due to be completed in 2018, will be tested for a year before becoming fully operational in 2019.

As far as reliability is concerned:

The system will use three different cables, taking different routes between the airport and the control centre, to ensure there is a back up if one of those cables fails.

In spite of recent large scale hacks, what could possibly go wrong?
And next obvious step is giant Bangalore ATC outsourcing company...

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London City first in UK to get remote air traffic control

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