Topping out ceremony for the new Berlin Tower03.11.2009
Professor Dr. Rainer Schwarz, Chief Executive Officer of Berlin Airports, agreed wholeheartedly, stating: “The topping out ceremony for the DFS tower is a clearly visible sign of the progress that is being made on the construction of the BBI. We are very pleased to be working so productively with Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH on this important project.”
With a height of 72 metres, the BBI Tower will be the second-highest control tower in Germany. Construction will be completed by September 2010 and the tower will start operating in the third quarter of 2011. According to traffic forecasts, once it opens, 250,000 aircraft per year, with a daily average of 700, will receive permission to land and take off from the BBI Tower.