- Associated Press - Friday, October 2, 2015

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - A new virtual control tower intended to increase aviation safety will get its first test run at the Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport.

The Coloradoan reports (https://noconow.co/1LnNjcE ) the Federal Aviation Administration announced Thursday that the Virtual Air Traffic Control Tower technology will be tested at the airport next year.

Airport Director Jason Licon says the virtual tower uses cameras and sensors that are monitored remotely. The advanced technology, developed by the FAA and Colorado Department of Transportation, provides an increased level of safety and costs less than a traditional manned air traffic control tower.

Fort Collins-Loveland will be the country’s first test facility for the virtual tower.

The $5.9 million cost for the testing phase is being paid by the Colorado Aviation Fund.

___

Information from: Fort Collins Coloradoan, https://www.coloradoan.com

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide