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PH’s tallest air control tower to rise at Clark airport

Nov 9, 2021 @ 14:28
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The country’s tallest air control tower will begin operations in April next year, according to the head of the state-run Clark International Airport Corp.

In a statement on Monday, CIAC president Aaron Aquino said the modern 18-storey air traffic control tower building facility at the Clark International Airport would be the tallest in the country.
“This new tower will be equipped with state-of-the-art technology, has an impressive architectural design, and is an outstanding asset of the government aimed at improving the aviation complex facilities servicing the Clark airport,” he said.
The P316.4-million tower project was made possible through a funding approved via the General Appropriations Act of 2020 under the account of CIAC’s parent company, the Bases Conversion and Development Authority, Aquino added.

“The project started in January this year and, upon completion, will be the tallest in the country—18-storeys in height or around 54 meters—much higher than the existing one built in the 60s by the Americans when Clark was still a US Air Force base,” the CIAC chief said.

The control tower at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport is measured at about 40 meters while Mactan-Cebu International Airport’s tower is at 30 meters high.

Aquino also noted the existing control tower needs to be replaced as it is more than 50 years old and has exceeded its intended lifespan alongside line-of-sight issues inconsistent with the national government’s current master plan for the Clark airport.

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