PH’s tallest air traffic control tower to rise at Clark Airport
The country’s tallest air traffic control tower will go into service in April next year, according to the director of Clark International Airport Corp.
In a statement on Monday, CIAC President Aaron Aquino said the modern 18-story air traffic control tower at Clark International Airport would be the tallest in the country.
“This new tower will be equipped with state-of-the-art technology, features an impressive architectural design and is an exceptional asset of the government aiming to improve the facilities of the aeronautical complex serving Clark Airport,” he said.
The 316.4 million peso tower project was made possible by funding approved through the General Appropriations Act of 2020 on behalf of CIAC’s parent company, the Bases Conversion and Development Authority, Aquino added.
“The project began in January of this year and, when completed, will be the tallest in the country – 18 stories tall or about 54 meters – far taller than the existing one built in the 1960s by the Americans when Clark was still there. American. air force base, ”said the head of the CIAC.
Ninoy Aquino International Airport Control Tower is measured approximately 40 meters while Mactan-Cebu International Airport Tower is 30 meters high.
Aquino also noted that the existing control tower needs to be replaced as it is over 50 years old and past its expected lifespan as well as line-of-sight issues inconsistent with the national government’s current master plan for Clark Airport. .
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