Thursday, August 24, 2023

New loaded ATC tower readies for operation at Kolkata airport

The construction phase completed, the new technical building and air traffic control (ATC) tower aequipped with state-of-the-art technology, ushering in a new era of aviation safety. Following thepreparations are underway to integrate the latest communication, navigation, and surveillance gamanager S D Burman will oversee the transition process, ensuring a smooth shift from the existinAirport officials shared that the new technical building and ATC tower will soon be handed over to(AAI), marking a significant milestone in enhancing operational capabilities. A turnkey project conand installing the cutting-edge technology, marking the first instance of a comprehensive projectfor seamless integration.

The upgraded air traffic navigation (ATN) complex will see substantial expansion, with the area co7,640 sq ft to 14,316 sq ft. Atop the tower, the visual control room area will also increase from 1,2tower's height will rise from 112 ft to 184 ft, and the tower's sturdy glass panes, measuring 37.5mwithstand high-velocity winds.

The new technical building will not only house advanced technology but also offer enhanced facilroom, child care space, fitness amenities, and relaxation areas. In addition, separate rooms for actennis, and yoga will be available, along with dedicated areas for controllers and pilots to interactcater to the well-being of controllers.

24/08/2023 Construction World

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