REACT — modernisation of air traffic control infrastructure
REACT (Riga Enhanced ATM Infrastructure Development) is a SJSC “Latvijas gaisa satiksme” long-term air traffic control infrastructure modernisation project for the construction of a new air traffic control tower at Riga International Airport, improving the air traffic control infrastructure and adapting it for dual use, i.e., for both civil and military purposes.
The existing air traffic control infrastructure – the air traffic control tower was built in 1973, and its further development is currently significantly limited by the engineering and design solutions of the 1970s. Thus, the existing tower cannot fulfil all of the needs of the airport and is limiting the introduction of modern and innovative technologies.
In turn, the new air traffic control tower is a prerequisite for the successful development of Riga International Airport, in order for it to continue to ensure the safest and most cost-effective flight management at the busiest airport in the Baltics. The air traffic control infrastructure modernisation project will ensure harmonised airport and business infrastructure development, integration of civilian and military air traffic by strengthening civilian-military mobility. The technological features of the tower will provide the opportunity to optimise arrival and departure interaction, as well as the layout of vertical and horizontal lines, thus reducing fuel consumption, emissions and noise levels, and ensuring, as far as possible, flight continuity, therefore contributing to the achievement of the European Green Deal objectives.
The project is co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), and the contract with the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency envisions the project to be completed by 31 December 2026.Back