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The Latest IconThe start date for Phase 1 of the Remote Tower Project has been delayed due to the current pandemic. However, air traffic control services will continue to be provided by the mobile tower. The project team will be monitoring the situation and will plan a new start date once it becomes clear that the COVID-19 risk has abated and it will be safe for them to travel.

Current Project Timeline & Tower Operations - February 2020

Air traffic services at FNL effective March 16, 2020.  

Colorado Remote Tower Project Timeline 

Colorado Remote Tower Operations Information

FNL ATC Frequencies FNL ATC Clearance Areas

Temporary Air Traffic Control Tower Installed - February 2020

A temporary air traffic control tower was installed and will begin providing services in March 2020. 

Temporary Air Traffic Control Tower at Northern Colorado Regional Airport

Colorado Senator Cory Gardner Visit - November 8, 2018

Senator Cory Gardner and his staff paid a welcome visit to take a tour of the Colorado Remote Tower Project control room.  
Cory Gardner CoryGardner_110818_2.jpg

Cory Gardner

Week of November 5, 2018 - Control Room Interior

Control Room Control Room Control Room

Week of October 1, 2018 - Control Room Electronics Installation

The control room was outfitted with the visual hardware and electronics for the air traffic control stations.
Control Room Control Room 2

Control Room 3 Control Room 4

September 17-21, 2018 - Control Room Construction

Major progress with the construction of the main control room. The walls were given a fresh coat of paint and workstations were assembled and moved into place.
Control Room CRTP Control Room CRTP

Control Room CRTP

August 20-23, 2018 - Camera Masts and Cameras Installed

The three camera masts were installed; one near the FNL fuel farm, and masts on the east side of the taxiway, near each end of Runway 15/33.
Camera Masts being installed Mast Installation


Camera Mast Installation Camera Masts being installed

Camera Mast Installation


Week of July 1st, 2018 - Underground Utilities Installation

Installation of the underground communications and electric utilities connecting the camera masts to the controller facility.

Communications Utilities Installation - Week of July 1, 2018 Communications Utilities Installation - Week of July 1, 2018

Communications Utilities Installation - Week of July 1, 2018


Late July 2018 - Camera Mast Foundations Installed

Concrete forms poured for the north-end camera masts.
Mast Footing Mast Footing 2

Mast Footing 6 Mast Footing 1

March 2, 2018 - Core Sampling

The very first dirt was moved to gather earth core samples.  These samples will be analyzed to provide engineers with the appropriate information to design the foundations that each camera mast will be constructed upon. 

Core Sample Drilling Core Sampling