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Ground broken for Tucson airport's new control tower

Ground broken for Tucson airport's new control tower

Tucson International Airport has the second-oldest commercial air traffic control tower in the country. Soon it will have the newest.

June 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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New Tucson air-traffic control tower soon to break ground

New Tucson air-traffic control tower soon to break ground

Ground is expected to be broken in March on a new air-traffic-control tower at Tucson International Airport to replace the airport’s ’50s vintage tower.

January 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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FAA delays tower closure at Tucson's Ryan Airfield, other airports

The closure of control towers at Tucson’s Ryan Airfield and 148 other small airports, due to begin this weekend because of government-wide spending cuts, are being delayed until June 15, federal regulators announced today.

April 05, 2013 12:28 pmLoading…

Tucson officials mull options on Ryan tower closure

Some airports have begun mounting a legal challenge to federal regulators' decision to shut down 149 contractor-operated air traffic control towers, citing safety requirements.

March 29, 2013 1:58 pmLoading…

Tucson's Ryan Airfield gets no reprieve on tower closure

Tucson’s Ryan Airfield and three other Arizona airports remain on a list of small airports that face closure of their contractor-operated air-traffic control towers April 7 as part of automatic federal budget cuts expected to start kicking in next week.

March 22, 2013 12:50 pmLoading…
Wednesday at noon: Chat with lightning expert Ron Holle

Wednesday at noon: Chat with lightning expert Ron Holle

One of my favorite parts of the summer monsoon is watching lightning streak across the desert sky. Little did I know, lightning experts also flock here to study these sky shows.

June 28, 2011 6:30 pm Related Loading…

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