Mangalore airport gets new air traffic control tower

A J Vinayak Manguluru | Updated on March 13, 2018

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has operationalised the new air traffic control tower at Mangalore International Airport.

A press release by JT Radhakrishna, Director of Mangalore International Airport, said that the new air traffic control tower at the airport was operationalised on a 24x7 basis on Monday (January 19).

The DGCA has approved the commissioning of the tower and subsequently the equipment was installed and commissioned fully on a trial basis for a period of one month and later on a regular basis for two months.

On the basis of the performance of the operation of air traffic control from the new tower, the DGCA will approve for permanent commissioning of air traffic control, it said. The height of the tower is 25 metres with an all-round view of air space.

AAI will take up shifting of all communication and air traffic control equipment from the old terminal building to new technical building, which is situated adjacent to the control tower, before May.

Indian Meteorological Department’s facility will also be established at the new technical building. This will facilitate smooth operation of aircraft from and to Mangalore airport in future, it said.

The new control tower and technical building were built at a cost of Rs 20 crore.

Published on January 20, 2015

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