Saturday, January 23, 2010

It’s Nice to See

It’s nice to see the FAA still has some capabilities and creativity.

Air Force, FAA use Russian aircraft to move mobile air traffic control tower to Haiti

”The government of Haiti asked the U.S. government to help with a solution. In response, the FAA produced a mobile control tower used for relief efforts following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, said Angus Wall, the FAA Miami Technical Support Center manager.

The 44-foot mobile facility features a design similar to a fifth-wheel trailer that can be towed by a truck. Standing 13 feet high and 8 feet wide, it contains all the equipment necessary to fully coordinate the international inflow of relief workers and supplies, Mr. Wall said. “

Don Brown
January 23, 2010

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