To advance aviation safety and enhance the future viability of the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) Contract Tower Program, the American Association of
Airport Executives (AAAE) Board of Directors has authorized the creation of the U.S. Contract Tower Association (USCTA).
Click here to view the USCTA Statement on the Impact of Sequestration on FAA's Contract Tower Program.
Click here to view the USCTA Statement and Background Information on the Impact of Sequestration on FAA's Contract Tower Program.
Click here to view a Jan. 24, 2013, update on the FAA Contract Tower Program by Manager Thomas Jones.
Click here to view a report prepared by Dr. Dave Byers of Quadrex on FAA Contract Tower Operations for Calendar Years 2011 and 2012.
Dot Inspector General Reports
Click here to view the Nov. 5, 2012, DOT Office of Inspector General
Click here to see the DOT Inspector General’s Sept. 4, 2003 report, “Safety, Cost and Operational Metrics of FAA’s VFR Towers.”
Click here to see the article on FAA's Contract Tower Program, which was featured in the October/November 2009 issue of Airport Magazine.
Click here to see The updated AFTIL sitting order.
Click here to see Challenges and Recommendations for the AFTIL Tower Siting Process.
Contract Tower Program Information
Click here to view FAA Contract Tower Security Requirements.
Click here to view the The Federal Contract Tower Process
Click here to see the updated compilation of FAA Contract Towers Built at Non-Towered Airports. This information was developed by Brian Lally, P.E., of CTBXaviation June 2012.
Click here to see Elimination of the Use of APO-90-7 Benefit/Cost Analyses for the FAA Contract Tower Program.
Click here to see FAA Contract Tower Minimum Equipment List.
Click here to see FAA Federal Contract Tower Program "The Government/Industry Partnership Dedicated to Air Traffic Safety."
Click here to see AIP Program Guidance Letter regarding funding of contract tower construction and equipment.
Click here to see FAA Contract Tower Program Fact Sheet.