New Belgrade control tower to open February 2022

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The construction of Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport’s new control tower is to be completed on schedule in September 2021, while it will be put into operation in February 2022, once all of the latest equipment fitted inside the facility is tested. The five-month period will also allow for training and familiarisation programs to enable the safe transition from the existing facilities to the new control tower operation. “This is the biggest and most important project in the modernisation of Serbia’s air traffic control. We are building a 75-metre tall control tower with a 100 square metre control tower cab featuring the most advanced software and technology. Construction began in February this year and the tower will be put into use in February 2022, exactly sixty years since the opening of the existing air traffic control tower at Belgrade Airport”, the head of the Serbia and Montenegro Air Traffic Services Agency, Predrag Jovanović, said. The new tower will also feature a two-level flight control centre at its base. The facility will stretch over an area of 7.500 square metres.


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  1. Anonymous10:57

    Great news!! Really nice to see development. Does anyone knows what will happen with the old tower?

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    1. Jatovac.11:17

      it would be great if they give it to the airport and they make some view point or cafe, but i do not think it is possible to give it to the airport

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    2. Anonymous11:36

      So who is the owner then? And who will be the owner of the new tower?

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    3. Anonymous11:36

      SMATSA.

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    4. Jatovac11:43

      SMATSA is the current owner of the tower and will be the owner of the new one. So, for now SMATSA will have 2 towers.

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    5. Anonymous12:03

      Well i hope they will sell the old one. It would be really nice place for observation deck for airport visitors or maybe passangers.

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    6. Anonymous16:21

      @Jatovac 11:43

      it sounds like Lord of the rings - Mighty SMATSA - The Two Towers :-)

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    7. Anonymous16:56

      There have been dozens of old ATC towers around the world and they have not been transformed into restaurants or coffee shops for a reason. Space on the top is tiny and not practical for something like that. Getting in and out (or up and down) is a bottleneck. If the tower had easy access without stairs or elevators, as is the case with Tower at Boeing Field/Museum of Flight, it would have been fine as an observation area. Open air observation deck similar to one at AMS would be more appropriate at BEG.

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    8. Anonymous19:21

      But old ATC in BEG is built different. It doesnt look like a classic atc tower.

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    9. Anonymous21:54

      You mean it has offices below and looks like towers at FAT and ORY more than classic concrete rod with ATC room at the top? So what, problems are the same.

      If BEG tower looked like YEG tower it could have been used as an office space or a hotel.

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    10. Jatovac22:05

      Observation deck would be awsome also. I know there is much space there for a normal size cafe. I am not optimist in this case, I do not think there will be an observation deck, unluckily

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  2. Anonymous11:33

    2021 will be Belgrade's year.

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    1. Anonymous11:49

      covid says hi ;)

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    2. Anonymous12:45

      Belgrade will weather this storm.

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    3. Anonymous23:45

      As it weathered many others.

      Unlike some.

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  3. Ostaje vera i nada da ce dva sprata na vrhu tornja biti kupljena od Aerodroma Beograd. Biti prosirena i modifkovana za restoran sa terasom i na krovu platformom za panoramu aerodromz sa kafeom.
    Ako postoji volja i isplativost konverzije, stari toranj ce produziti zivot za vise od jos pola veka.
    Mnoge promene su u razvoju biznisa u zemlji Srbiji.
    I stari kontrolni toranj bi trebao imati novu buducnosr.
    Vrlo skoro vremece potvrditi ili demantovati jedan od vise ideja...
    Rodney Marinkovic and Aviation Enthusiast Associate Group, 🛫😀
    Belgrade & Sydney

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  4. Anonymous15:15

    It would be better if Serbia focused instead on Batajnica airport for civilian use. It already has two runways and has infrastructure that makes access from 3 major highways. It would have a passenger capacity that exceeds Nikola Tesla.

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  5. Anonymous16:06

    Admin whaddaya mean 40 years since the opening of existing ATC tower? Current tower was not from 1982, it was from 1962. That's 60 years not 40.

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  6. Аfter SMATSA start to use new tower with (suppose) new equipmet, old one can be transferred to the Nish, and if they sell old tower they can invest money in the construction of new Nish tower.

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    1. Anonymous17:54

      Construction of Nis's new tower begins at the end of next year.

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  7. Anonymous20:29

    Hahaha love Zoka's pink helmet

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