Air, Freight News

New Air Traffic Control Tower for Rickenbacker

[ May 6, 2016   //   ]

Air cargo, passenger and military flights are now taxiing down Rickenbacker International Airport’s runways under the guidance of air traffic controllers operating out of the industry’s newest air traffic control tower.
“After more than eight years of planning and a year of construction, the state-of-the-art structure is helping Rickenbacker keep up with the increasing demand of the airport as a global gateway for North America,” said Elaine Roberts, President & CEO of Columbus Regional Airport Authority which operates Rickenbacker. “The new tower is much more conducive to current and future business needs of Rickenbacker and, most importantly, strengthens the safety and security of the airport.”
Control was officially switched over to the new $8 million tower on April 23. The tower was funded through a unique community partnership, including $1.75 million provided by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners and $1.12 million by the State of Ohio.