Wednesday, October 27, 2021
New Control Tower Cab Installed At Seymour Johnson (PHOTO GALLERY)

New Control Tower Cab Installed At Seymour Johnson (PHOTO GALLERY)

Air traffic controllers will soon have a new tower for calling the shots in the airspace surrounding Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.

In an impressive piece of engineering, the 50-ton control cab was lifted and placed atop the new air traffic control tower on Friday.

Terry Brooks, Project Engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, says this is the largest pre-fabricated cab in North America.

Brooks says the cab was assembled in Florida and shipped to Goldsboro in four individual pieces.

The glass alone in the structure weighs over 13,000 pounds.

Brooks says the current control tower at Seymour Johnson is the oldest tower in the Air Combat Command.

The new $22 million air traffic control tower project is expected to be completed in June, and the new Seymour Johnson tower may be sending and receiving planes by mid-summer.

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