Published On: Thu, Feb 8th, 2018

Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) Rehabilitation: Phase II to Begin in 2018

Last year the Airport Authority completed several substantial renovations to the Air Traffic Control Tower aimed at extending the useful life of the facility and creating an enhanced work environment for the controllers.  These included:  updates to critical systems, such as the roof, HVAC, bathroom plumbing, cab plumbing and certain fire line valves.

The second phase of the Tower’s rehabilitation is set to begin in 2018. Phase II will include replacing the windows, replacing millwork and fixtures in the cab, and repairs to the millwork and fixtures in the training/break room.

Eighty percent of funding for Phase II will be provided by a grant from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The remaining 20% will be paid by the Boca Raton Airport Authority’s (BRAA’s) 2018 Capital Improvement budget, which is comprised of revenue generated through land leases and fuel flow fees.

Phase II is projected to cost $280,000, with $224,000 coming from the FDOT grant and the remaining $56,000 coming from the Capital Improvement budget.

“Since the Tower began operations in 2000, it has played a vital part in the Airport’s role as a premier general aviation facility,” said BRAA Executive Director Clara Bennett. “Phase II will ensure that it remains a cornerstone of our operations.”

This final phase of improvement is expected to be completed in the Fall 2018.

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