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New airport control tower opens
Norwich Airport control tower
The airport managing director says new equipment is state-of-the-art
A 400,000 upgrade of part of an air traffic control tower is set to open at Norwich International Airport.

The refit has given the tower new weather reporting systems and radar screens, as well as a modern communications system.

Staff working in the control tower guide 54,000 flights in and out of the airport each year.

The approach room is named after Robin Scriven, a long-serving senior air traffic controller who died last year.

Managing director of the airport Richard Jenner said: "With the advent of low fares airlines and the increasing numbers of flights we have, there can be a considerable amount of aircraft movement in and around the airport.

"Our new equipment is state-of-the-art and ensures utmost safety and efficiency.

"The sizeable investment we have made in our approach room paves the way for further growth over the years to come."

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