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 ...
Airport Control Towers At Risk
Legislation passed by Congress last week allows the FAA to switch funding to towers at Trenton-Mercer and other small airports that are slated to close due to the sequester cuts.
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.
Neither Dickerson nor the FAA could say how soon the affected airport operators will get certainty about continued control tower operations. In flight school, all ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Battle Creek's air-traffic control tower is among those the FAA plans to close on June 15 because of budget cuts. / Kevin Hare/Enquirer file ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress hurried to 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.
A bill that could save the control tower at Lancaster Airport is headed to President ... The bill allows the FAA to use as much as $253 million from an airport ...
Congress quickly approved legislation Friday ending furloughs of air traffic controllers that have delayed hundreds of daily flights and infuriated travelers while causing political headaches for lawmakers.
Some Florida Democrats had mixed feelings about their vote on Friday to help travelers and prevent flight delays by averting furloughs of air traffic controllers.
Delmarva Daily Times The air-traffic control tower at Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport, the only airport on the Delmarva Peninsula with scheduled airline service, is among those FAA plans to close on June 15 because of sequestration budget cuts. Also ...
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Virginia Republican, said the measure allows the FAA enough flexibility to also avert the planned June 15 closing of 149 small-airport control towers operated by agency contractors. The measure will end furloughs ...
A bipartisan bill at the federal level could save Drake Field’s air traffic control tower in Fayetteville, while the city awaits its lawsuit against federal authorities. The U.S. House of Represent...
The Westmoreland County Airport Authority is looking for ways to keep open the air traffic control tower at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport as the latest effort to restore funding failed in Congress.
Southwest Georgia Regional Airport leaders are waiting for official word, but legislation Congress passed Friday could keep Albany's control tower open. The measure will end furloughs of air traffic
The Tuscaloosa City Council is set to consider three new fees as revenue sources at the Tuscaloosa Regional Airport as the city continues to look at options to staff its air traffic control tower.
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.
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.
The U.S. Senate sends to the House a bill to allow the FAA to shuffle funds so it can stop furloughs and flight delays.
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 ...
Because of the sequester, the Federal Aviation Administration will soon stop funding 149 air traffic control towers, including the one at Branson Airport. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson contacted seve
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.
House Republicans grilled FAA Administrator Michael Huerta on Wednesday about whether his agency is making every effort to stop the furlough of air-traffic controllers that resulted this week in widespread flight delays across the country.