FAA dedicates new Tucson control tower

On 23 September the (US) Federal Aviation Administration announced from Tucson that FAA Administrator Michael Huerta had that day joined federal and local officials in dedicating the new, environmentally friendly, air traffic control tower at Tucson International Airport.

The new tower is 252 feet (76.9 metres) tall – about double the height of the old tower, which served the airport for 58 years. It provides air traffic controllers with better airfield views and makes it easier for them to determine the positions of aircraft on the ground and in the skies around the airport.

The project came in under budget and ahead of schedule.