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.

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The system uses cameras mounted on the terminal to interact with pilots.

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The Northern Colorado Regional Airport was chosen because of its traffic volume and a wide variety of aircraft.

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Searidge Technologies has approval from the FAA to do the testing. The project is being funded by the Colorado Division of Aeronautics.

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“(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.