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FAA will keep control towers open at smaller airports

Tacoma News Tribune

The Federal Aviation Administration will keep open for now the 149 control towers at small airports that were slated to close as the result of governmentwide automatic spending cuts imposed by Congress, the Transportation Department said Friday.

U.S. cancels plan to close control towers at smaller airports

chicagotribune.com

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday canceled budget-driven plans to close 149 air traffic control towers at smaller U.S. airports, two weeks after Congress passed legislation to end air traffic controller furloughs that had delayed flights.

FAA set to keep funding Castle Airport's control tower - Ramona Giwargis - MercedSun-Star.com

ATWATER — Castle Airport's air traffic control tower will remain open until the end of September, county officials announced Friday.

The Federal Aviation Administration decided Friday to continue funding the 149 FAA-contracted airport towers, including the one at Castle Airport, until the end of the federal fiscal year.

Read more here: http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2013/05/13/3002661/faa-set-to-keep-funding-...

Ocean City Maryland News | OC MD Newspapers | Maryland Coast Dispatch - Funding Shift Prevents Airport Tower Shutdown

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FAA To Staff Towers Once Scheduled To Close Due To Cuts

The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON — Seventy-two airport towers and other air traffic control facilities that were slated to close at night due to budget cuts will get to stay open, the Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday. The FAA had announced earlier this year that it would eliminate midnight shifts of air traffic controllers at 69 airport towers, two regional approach control facilities and one combination tower and approach control facility in order to meet across-the-board, automatic spending cuts required by Congress.

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