After nearly a decade of trying to implement the first fully remote control tower at a U.S. airport in northern Colorado, the company tasked with the project has announced it is giving up on its mission.
Searidge Technologies, a Canadian company, announced it will no longer continue working on the project at the Northern Colorado Regional Airport. However, the Colorado Department of Transportation, the Federal Aviation Administration and the airport's leadership said they still plan to move forward with the project.
The airport (FNL) is located between Loveland and Fort Collins on the west side of I-25. It serves one of the fastest-growing regions along the Rocky Mountains and averages more than 110,000 operations every year.