A brand new control tower is coming to the Victoria airport.
NAV Canada, a private not-for-profit company that provides air traffic control and other aviation-related services to airports nationwide, announced Wednesday that construction will begin next spring on a new state-of-the-art control tower at Victoria International Airport.
The new six-storey control tower will provide workers with 360-degree views of the airport and have state-of-the-art air traffic management, communications, and aviation surveillance systems.
“While the new tower will be equipped with state-of-the-art technology to safely and efficiently manage growing air traffic demand, it will also be LEED certified, which is an investment in energy efficiency and sustainability and demonstrates NAV Canada’s commitment to its net-zero goal by 2050,” Raymond G. Bohn, president and chief executive officer of NAV Canada, said in a statement.
Geoff Dickson, president and chief executive officer of the Victoria International Airport, said in a release that the new tower will help move the airport forward.
“Aviation is a critical industry for economic prosperity and this project will help facilitate continued growth in the region,” he said.
Construction on the new tower is expected to be completed in 2026 and will replace the existing four-storey tower that was built in 1958.
NAV Canada did say how much the new control tower will cost or whether the project has received any federal or provincial funding.
CHEK News has reached out to NAV Canada for comment but has not received a response back.