Construction of new Belgrade control tower to commence

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The construction of Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport’s new control tower will commence during the first quarter of 2020 after the Serbia and Montenegro Air Traffic Services Agency (SMATSA) signed a contract with a consortium of local companies to carry out work on the project. Valued at 17.5 million euros, it involves a new 75-metre, four-level, control tower located next to the existing air traffic control centre, opened in 2010. A two-level flight control centre will also be built at the base of the tower and linked to the air traffic control centre. Construction is expected to commence after the New Year and Christmas holidays, with work to be completed within a year. "The facility will be built over an area of 7.500 square metres. It will be a smart and energy-efficient building with state-of-the-art equipment, so that it can effectively handle the growing traffic at Nikola Tesla Airport", the head of the SMATSA, Predrag Jovanović, said. The existing control tower at Belgrade Airport was built in 1962.


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  1. I don't like the design, looks way too much retro (Yugo)

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  2. Is the tower being built by SMATSA or by Vinci?

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    1. Smatsa. It was announced years ago before Vinci was even in the picture. First they rebuilt the control tower in Tivat.

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  3. Golden age of Serbian aviation.

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  4. What will become of the old tower? They should turn it into a restaurant.

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    1. Existing tower has an impressive floorspace, I do not know what fills all that space - ATC never needed this much so I think these were offices. It can be converted into a hotel.

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  5. I guess there's only so many things you can do to a tower but this kinda looks old fashioned

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  6. I will believe it when I see the bulldozers working on the site.

    Smatsa has been talking about a new control tower at BEG since before the days of the wright brothers.

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