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control tower

a tower at an airport from which air traffic is controlled

control tower

[kən′trōl ‚tau̇·ər]
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The virtual airport tower by NASA is the world's premier technical design studio for 21st century airport operations and planning.
From the airport tower, my colleagues saw the plane lose balance after the hit was communicated to us, and within minutes the plane nosedived," Karna told Kyodo News.
The controller was monitoring local traffic in the airport tower cab while two other controllers worked arriving and departing aircraft.
UNITED States Federal aviation officials are reviewing air traffic controller staffing at airports around the country after two airliners landed at Reagan National Airport, Washington, without clearance from the airport tower because they were unable to raise anyone.
Etihad and Abu Dhabi Airport Tower staff members were due to participate but had to withdraw due to other commitments however, both have expressed a willingness to attend next year.
The airport tower controller, who brought 300 passengers aboard two aircraft to the brink of death, said, "I was detached", and launched a bargaining with pilots to hush up the incident.
But at least two major newspapers--AN NAHAR and AS SAFIR--reported Tuesday that the pilot of the ill-fated plane may have decided to act on his own when he ignored instructions from the Beirut airport tower.
The National Weather Service (NWS), an agency under the Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), provides staff on-site at each of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) en route centers--the facilities that control high-altitude flight outside the airport tower and terminal areas.
After the accident, a number of measures were taken to assure passenger safety, including relocation of the airport tower to give it more of a view of the landing areas," LAWA spokesman Tom Winfrey said Tuesday.
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Because the airport tower at Eugene was shut down, the Beavers' charter flight had to land in Portland, leaving behind the buses scheduled to take the OSU entourage from Eugene to Corvallis.
The automatic system in Zurich airport tower was out of action for routine maintenance, said officials.

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