LOVELAND, Colo. (CBS4) – The airport in the fort Collins-Loveland area could start testing a remote control tower later this year. Searidge Technologies, a Canadian company, has reached a deal to test its system at the Northern Colorado Regional Airport.
The system uses cameras mounted on the terminal to interact with pilots.READ MORE: Trevor Woodruff Identified As Suspect In Deadly Shooting Outside Of Walgreens
The Northern Colorado Regional Airport was chosen because of its traffic volume and a wide variety of aircraft.READ MORE: Maize In The City, Colorado Family Tradition, Opens For A New Year
Searidge Technologies has approval from the FAA to do the testing. The project is being funded by the Colorado Division of Aeronautics.MORE NEWS: Colorado Task Force 1 No Longer On Alert Amid Intensifying Hurricane Sam
“(It) will help establish Colorado as a leader in the next generation of air traffic control technology,” said CDA director David Ulane in a prepared statement.