Mobile ATC Towers

Mobile ATC Systems Ltd

Modular ATC towers can be used to establish temporary or permanent air traffic control facilities for smaller airports, heliports, and locations where a short-term requirement exists or the investment in a costly tower construction is not justifiable. All solutions are designed for simple installation with the minimum groundwork requirements. The VCR is a the standard MATC solution and supporting modules can be configured for multiple uses such as radar rooms, equipment rooms, as well as office and welfare facilities. Technical systems can be integrated, configured and tested off site for easy on-site installation.

Container Based Modular Tower

The MATC Container based ATC solutions provide design flexibility as each container can be configured for a specific purpose or simply provide elevation. The 20 foot or 10 Foot VCR can be mounted upon up to 4 additional modular containers depending on local requirements.

Frame supported VCR

The frame supported VCR is designed to provide elevation where no additional infrastructure is required or permitted. The frames can be provided with or without balcony access and as high as
may be required within structural limitations.

Bespoke Modular Solutions

The MATC Bespoke Modular Towers allows us to work with the customer to provide exactly what they require outside of the standard ISO-Container dimensions. This includes internal staircases. Transportation is more complex but still possible.

Modular ATC Towers Overview


The container-based modular tower VCR is the standard MATC solution that provides 3 ATC operating positions and room for a supervisor. Equipment is supplied to customer requirement.


Depending on final design and size, the Modular ATC Towers can be delivered on commercial HGV
trucks and erected using standard cranes or HIAB within 1 or 2 days by a small team of 3-4 people. Any supporting groundwork requirements will be agreed with the customer in advance.


The VCR and Equipment rooms can be fully installed, integrated, and tested to customer requirement at the MATC Premises allowing rapid on-site installation and acceptance which minimises the impact on airfield operations.


The frame supported modular tower VCR is the standard MATC solution that provides 3 ATC operating positions and room for a supervisor. Equipment is supplied to customer requirement.

Supporting Frames

Supporting frames are designed to suit customer needs and provide staging platforms as rest refuges and passing places. The stairs are lit with LEDs on each tread and other lighting can be supplied as required.


All electrical services and communications connectivity are fed up a protective cable riser attached to one of the frame legs and terminated within weatherproof cabinets at the top and foot of the

Bespoke VCR

The standard VCR layout may not suit all customer requirements and so MATC is happy to design towers to suit customer specifications. This may require operators to be seated looking in different directions or collocated with ATC Assistants.

Configurable Support Containers

Support containers can be manufactured to be wider and longer than standard iso-container solutions which allows flexible configuration of spaces to include welfare and office space. Internal staircases can also be accommodated.

Life Span
Life Span

The modular and bespoke system’s joints and cable glands are sealed against weather ingress to prevent corrosion and are designed to provide a life expectancy in excess of 20 years. If maintained correctly they are a truly cost-effective alternative to a permanent build.


MATC are a responsive, flexible contractor. They enabled us to support the demands of our end user customer through program reviews, training, and product acceptance events.  At all stages we were kept informed on progress with regular project updates provided for the duration of the contract. MATC displayed excellent programme and risk management procedures throughout which kept this complex project on track.

The motive for purchasing the Mobile Air Traffic Control Tower was to provide all airports in Lithuania with a quick deployment back up ATC capability within SWIM enabled features by using common fibre links that have been installed at all Lithuanian international airports. Mobile ATC Systems were flexible so we (Oro Navigacija) were able to use in house facilities to integrate the MATC Cabin to meet our needs; this has worked very well for us.

Mobile ATC Systems Ltd helped us to carry out a complex shipment requirement from the manufacturer with a professional approach and good communications. Everything was done in a timely manner and there were no issues with the services we received. We would be happy to engage with Mobile ATC for future service needs.

MATC delivered three ORCs to UNICEF for outreach primary healthcare in Eritrea. Colin Chapman delivered end user training in Asmara to the Health Ministry and UNICEF personnel. Geoffrey Acaye, Chief of Child Survival and Development said “Thank you too for being so supportive in this phase of the project. We will certainly reach out to you for any further support whenever required. I am confident that this initial phase will stimulate the interest of the Government and donors to expand further”.


Airport Suppliers

Airport Suppliers

ISO 9001:2015 Certified

ISO 9001:2015 Certified

East Midlands Chamber of commerce

East Midlands Chamber of commerce


Why Use a Modular Tower Rather Than a Mobile Tower?

Mobile towers are designed to be easily and regularly deployed but this comes with the additional complication and cost of either a vehicle or a trailer plus the hydraulic elevating platform. If the requirement you have is for a permanent or a medium-term temporary tower, then a modular tower will almost certainly be more cost-effective. The modular towers have a life expectancy more than 20 years and are far more cost-effective than traditional build tower. They can also be fully integrated and tested off-site to allow a rapid introduction to service.

How High Are They?

Modular towers can be stacked on supporting containers or platforms to suit the local conditions up to a maximum of 4 supporting containers. Containers are usually bolted onto supporting concrete pads using base plates and connecting devices to provide structural integrity. Additional tie downs or guy wires may be required to provide extra stability. Stairs are designed and fabricated to bolt to the outside of the supporting containers and provide platforms for rest and/or access to the supporting containers.

Can I Have Internal Stairs?

Yes – designs can be made to include an internal staircase although a slightly wider cabin is recommended to provide sufficient workspace for the operations staff. The bespoke cabins are still road transportable and liftable by HIAB or crane but do require additional transit planning.