Work is being carried out to construct a new air traffic control tower at Tinker Air Force Base (AFB), Oklahoma, the US Army announced on 25 October.
The new 130ft tower will also include a 500sq ft air traffic control simulator facility. Once complete, airfield communications, cable antenna and translators needed to control aircraft approaching, departing and transiting the base, will be installed.
The project is scheduled to be completed in early 2019. Final construction costs after executed modifications will be around $14.5 million.
Construction of new depot maintenance hangars for the US Air Force’s incoming KC-46A fleet is also underway at Tinker AFB. Construction is expected to run through fiscal year 2029, with final construction providing hangar space for 14 KC-46A aircraft.
Construction iscurrently underway on one-bay and two-bay hangar facilities as well as a KC-46A systems integration laboratory. Total cost on this facility will be nearly $121 million.