Officials Break Ground On New New Control Tower At Orlando Melbourne International Airport

By  //  January 29, 2017

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Expected To Be Operational By End Of 2017

A groundbreaking ceremony was held by officials last week at Orlando Melbourne International Airport for a new 115-foot-tall control tower that is expected to be operational later this year. (Melbourne Orlando International Airport video image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – A groundbreaking ceremony was held by officials last week at Orlando Melbourne International Airport for a new 115-foot-tall control tower that is expected to be operational later this year.

The new control tower, which will cost $5.3 million, will replace the tower that has served the airport for more than 50 years.  Funding includes a grant from the Florida Department of Transportation that will pay half the cost, with the airport covering half the cost of the tower.

The airport’s current control tower is 79-feet-tall, and has no elevator or handicap access.

According to Orlando Melbourne International Airport Executive Director Greg Donovan, the new tower will be able to accommodate the most advanced technology for not only air traffic control, but also safety and security of the whole airport environment.

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