New Taoyuan airport control tower to facilitate smart aviation

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/11/12
By: Lee Hsin-Yin

Transportation Minister Lin Chia-lung (left)

Taipei, Nov. 12 (CNA) A new control tower at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport will be officially inaugurated next month amid efforts to boost smart aviation nationwide, Transportation Minister Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) said Tuesday.

The NT$1.27 billion (US$41.6 million) control tower will replace the current 40-year-old tower on Dec. 16, making flight control easier and more efficient, Lin said during a tour of the tower.

The new tower, which is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, integrates 15 different systems so air traffic controllers can more easily monitor information on weather, radar signals, apron traffic and flight data, he said.

The tower is 65 meters tall (including a 3-meter-long antenna), 20 meters taller than the old building, providing an elevation that offers air traffic controllers a clearer view of the runways, said Sean Yuan (袁星健), chief of the Taipei Approach Control Tower.    [FULL  STORY]

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