The new Sarasota Bradenton International Airport tower

The Federal Aviation Administration transferred operations to its new air traffic control tower at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport early Saturday morning. The 128-foot-tall tower includes a 525-square-foot control space. A total of 34 Aviation Administration employees work at the new facility—20 in air traffic and 14 in technical operations, which maintains electronic equipment in the tower and on the airfield.