London City Airport is to become the first UK airport to install a digital air traffic control tower.
The airport will decommission its traditional tower in 2019, meaning aircraft will be directed 80 miles away in Hampshire by controllers watching live footage from high-definition video cameras.
They will see a 360-degree view of the airfield in more detail than by using the human eye.
London City Airport chief executive Declan Collier said he is confident the system is safe from the threat of a cyber attack.
Under the existing system, controllers sit in a tower overlooking the runway to direct around 300 flights per day.
A live feed from the 14 high-definition cameras and two cameras able to pan, tilt and zoom will be sent via fibre cables to a new operations room built at the Swanwick base of Nats, Britain's air traffic control provider.