Experts in Air Traffic Control furniture and environments

Thinking Space Systems are experienced suppliers of consoles to Air Traffic Control environments worldwide.

We offer an exceptional level of detail and customer service, ensuring your air traffic control furniture is expertly designed, manufactured and installed.

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What we offer


  • free design and consultation service
  • sightline surveys
  • project management services


  • bespoke consoles for towers, radar, simulators and training
  • height adjustable consoles


  • 24/7 chairs
  • technical enclosures
  • flight strip holders
  • VCCS solutions
  • PIP panels
  • storage solutions
  • monitor and equipment mounting
  • lighting solutions


  • cable management and maintenance solutions
  • dropped back console design
  • Moni-Trak perfect positioning rail

Specific ATC environments


Every ATC tower console is bespoke and provides the very best in ergonomics for air traffic controllers. A clear line of sight and the positioning of essential equipment is a key factor when designing tower furniture.  Your console can be delivered to site in parts then re-assembled, perfect for towers that may have access limitations.


We offer the latest in radar control desk design by replacing the old fully enclosed style consoles with new open framework which is modern and ergonomically friendly.

Training Consoles

Specialist training consoles educate operators in new techniques and technologies. We can provide solutions from a single desk to large volume training facilities.


Whether it be simulator solutions to create a complete control room or a static solution using a single desk, we can create real-life environments for training purposes.

Digital remote Air Traffic Control Towers

Thinking Space have a wealth of experience providing consoles and display solutions for digital air traffic control towers, having provided the very first of its kind at London City Airport.

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Innovative solutions

Our in-house Core Assembly System offers an innovative aluminium build system for air traffic control furniture.

As well as consoles, we can create unique enclosures and mountings for the hardware specific to the ATC industry.

The innovative designs maximise your workspace.  They also offer flexibility and future proofing in a hardware-heavy environment.

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Our specialist team

Working with clients or through ATC integrator partners, we have a specialist team dedicated to the ATC sector. Using an operation-centred design approach, we work with you and your teams to develop a solution.

For all projects a Project Manager is assigned to oversee the completion of the designs, manufacturing (FAT), delivery and installation stages.

We are JOSCAR accredited, supplying the aerospace, defence and security sectors.

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Easy adaptions

We understand the ever changing needs of an ATC control room. Our furniture solutions ensure adaptions and extensions are simple. We can even provide the additional parts and instructions for you to install yourself.

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Peace of mind

You can trust Thinking Space to deliver furniture which is durable and suitable for 24/7 use.

All furniture comes with a 10 year guarantee and the reassurance that all designs conform with British Standards for control room builds:

  • BS 11064
  • DDA compliancy for disabled users of furniture and buildings

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Our track record speaks for itself

The IAA chose Thinking Space for the design and installation of its controller consoles for our new Air Traffic Control Tower at Dublin Airport because of the world-wide reputation and significant experience of Thinking Space in the field.

We required infrastructure which is not only state-of-the art but also able to provide our controllers with the best possible facilities to support their traffic management at this busy international airport, in particular as a new parallel runway was being constructed to service the growing demand for air traffic.  The requirement for controllers to see all of the manoeuvring areas of the parallel runway as well as all the existing infrastructure.  In addition, controllers also need to see the airspace in the environs of the runways and airport in general.

From the outset, Thinking Space embraced our overall requirements and quickly understood the operational concepts which drive our business,

Numerous consultation sessions took place between Thinking Space and our operational and technological experts and this iterative process resulted in prototype furniture being built.  This was evaluated in tandem with the teams in both organisations and proposed modifications were swiftly made.

We found Thinking Space very easy to work with and they were responsive and flexible regarding our needs.

We have ended up with quality furniture, delivered and assembled in accordance with our specifications and we would consequently favourably consider Thinking Space for any future requirements.


"Thinking Space Systems really listened to what it was we wanted to create in both look and feel. The design work was essential – we worked collaboratively to achieve the best room layout and design for the new training suite. There were great little touches, such as the propeller design on the panels and green LED lights under the consoles to help create a wow factor. Everyone’s been really impressed with the result. It was a pleasure to work with Thinking Space on this".
MATS team performed all the necessary preparatory work prior to the arrival of TS personnel. This included the reinforcement of the false flooring, reorganising of the cable tray system, the upgrade of the electrical supply distribution and the design of the console footprint that permitted the cutting of holes in the false flooring for cable entry. A team from MATS continuously supported Thinking Space personnel during the installation process. The transition process was fully coordinated with TS personnel and this facilitated simultaneous installation processes thereby reducing significantly the installation and testing execution times. The process turned out to be a success story thanks to the effort from all parties and the excellent teamwork. This was something that was noticed and appreciated by the MATS operational section who enjoyed their new environment.
Frankie Dimech
Senior Head Technical Services | Malta Air Traffic Services
Due to the nature of Air Traffic applications, it is essential to have trust in a supplier that can deliver a high level of service and product on time and to budget. I have been involved in Control Tower projects over the last 10 years and it is always a pleasure to work with Wayne and his team

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