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Aircraft operations at Taiwan Taoyuan Airport (Photo: ltdccba [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)])

Taoyuan Airport Opens New Control Tower

Taiwan's Taoyuan Airport unveiled its new control tower earlier this week in time for the airport's 40th anniversary, representing an important milestone as the airport moves toward becoming a so-called "smart airport" of the future. According to Taiwan's transportation minister, Chia-lung Lin, the new control tower will help boost the international airport's flight handling capacity while also serving as a new landmark for the country's gateway to the world. Taoyuan Airport used to handle around 100 flights per day when…

Looking Inside an Abandoned Air Traffic Control Tower at Washington…

Standing on top of the airport's main terminal, the tower at Washington Dulles International Airport is perhaps one of the most iconic in the U.S. It's design was spearheaded by architect Eero Saarinen who designed the main terminal in the 1950s. The tower landed everything from Concordes to SR-71 Blackbirds…

A Visit to Heathrow Tower Ahead of National Aviation Day

It stands 87-metres (285 ft) above the ground and is easily one of the most recognizable air traffic control towers in the world. As far as aviation security goes, it is one of the most secure buildings in the United Kingdom, where access is very restricted and only a select…