New IAA Air Traffic Control Tower at Dublin Airport will facilitate Parallel Runway Operations by 2021

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed March 23, 2018 15:11

New IAA Air Traffic Control Tower at Dublin Airport will facilitate Parallel Runway Operations by 2021

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA)  has commenced the construction of a new 86.9 metre-high air traffic control (ATC) tower at Dublin Airport, which is required to facilitate parallel runway operations by 2021.

Construction phase is expected to be completed by 2019, with handover then to IAA Technology and Operations, for the installation, commissioning and testing of associated air traffic management equipment and systems.

The new facility will be ready for single runway operation during the first half of 2020 and will be ready to facilitate parallel runway operations by 2021 when the Northern parallel runway is introduced at Dublin Airport.

The current Dublin ATC tower will remain operational for contingency purposes when the new Dublin ATC tower is fully operational.

BAM Ireland is the main contractor constructing the new tower.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed March 23, 2018 15:11