LaGuardia Airport Receives ATC Tower

25 January 2011 (Last Updated January 25th, 2011 18:30)

The LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in New York, US, will receive a new air traffic control tower, which has been built at a cost of $100m by the Federal Aviation Administration. The tower 233ft towe will be equipped with an airport surface detection system model X, and the integrated control a

The LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in New York, US, will receive a new air traffic control tower, which has been built at a cost of $100m by the Federal Aviation Administration.

The tower 233ft towe will be equipped with an airport surface detection system model X, and the integrated control and monitoring system.

US transportation secretary Ray LaHood said the tower will help enhance the safety and efficiency of air travel in and out of the New York metropolitan area.

FAA administrator Randy Babbitt said that it symbolises the direction the FAA is taking by transforming the future of aviation with new technology.