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OUR VIEW: Save the airport towers; pay the controllers

Hickory Daily Record President Obama said he will sign the measure scrapping the ill-conceived furloughs for air traffic controllers at major airports – with the provision for control towers at smaller airports. But he doesn't like it. White House ... The air traffic ...

Air-traffic controllers returning to towers

But Democrats called the resolution a Band-Aid because it simply allows the FAA to transfer money from an airport construction program that has $400 million available. That money won’t be available again when the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1, so Congress and the administration still need to find a broader spending agreement for FAA and the rest of the government.

SF joins suit against FAA

ABQ Journal The city of Santa Fe is adding its name to the list of airport operators across the country that are suing the federal government over impending budget cuts to their control towers. At its meeting Wednesday night, the Santa Fe City Council agreed to ...

Airport control towers back to full strength by Sunday

Austin American-Statesman The FAA has still not said if it will fund the 149 air traffic control towers in smaller airports, including those in Georgetown and San Marcos, slated for closure in mid-June. The agency furloughed its employees and cut funding for the towers because ...

Closing small airport control towers a risky move

Palm Beach Daily News Airlines, aviation safety groups and users have raised serious concerns over fears of degraded safety in response to FAA sequestration, primarily the flawed logic of closing control towers at smaller airports. Appalled by the action, towns and states ...

Hickory airport tower won't close

WASHINGTON — Congress approve legislation Friday that will end the furloughs of air traffic controllers that have delayed hundreds of flights daily, infuriating travelers and causing political headaches for lawmakers.

Bill to End FAA Furloughs, Doesn't Affect Dothan Airport Control Tower

Congress passed a bill Friday to end FAA furloughs but as News 4's Muriel Bailey tells us this doesn't affect the Dothan Regional Airport...The bill also contains language permitting Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to restore the FAA contract towers that were cut as part of the effort to reduce controller furloughs. An effort mandate funding for contract towers was rejected in the Senate last night.

Dutchess airport tower may close due to sequester

Poughkeepsie Journal Sequester threatens Dutchess air tower: Dutchess County Airport's air control tower is in jeopardy if there's a new round of federal budget sequester cuts, Dutchess official Ron Hicks told the Dutchess County Economic Development Corp. Thursday. Chair ...

Felts Field control tower plan stirs turbulence

Legal fight ensues in effort to keep air traffic control operating

Citing both safety and economic impact concerns, several operators at Felts Field are voicing support of Spokane Airports' legal fight to stop the Federal Aviation Administration from closing that airport's air control tower on June 15.

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