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Air traffic controllers still in limbo

Beloit Daily News It takes years to understand the science of air traffic control, said Earl Arrowood, air traffic manager at the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport near Janesville. The airport's traffic control tower is in danger of losing federal funding through the ...

FAA furloughs kick in, some flight delays appear

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Commercial airline flights moved smoothly throughout most of the country on Sunday, the first day air traffic controllers were subject to furloughs resulting from government spending cuts, though some delays appeared in the late evening.

CARTER: FAA's tower closing plan (ploy) having intended effect

Mississippi Business Journal (blog) Aviation business professionals say it was glaringly obvious what the Federal Aviation Administration was up to with its initiative to cut off funding to “contract” air traffic control towers. If you want to get a politician's attention, promise to ...

Senator Moran Questions Administrator on closing FAA Towers (new Video) | Hays Post

Today, at the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies hearing, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) questioned Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta on the Administration’s decision to disproportionately target FAA Contract Control Towers with sequestration cuts. Administrator Huerta said he did not have the authority to use unobligated funds to keep the towers open – authority Sen. Moran’s blocked amendment to the Continuing Resolution (CR) would have given the FAA.

Closure Of Ohio State University Air Traffic Control Tower Delayed, Despite Sequestration : US : Latinos Post

After some back and forth on the issue, the Ohio State University airport will be keeping its air traffic control tower for a little while longer. The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Association (FAA) has announced that it will delay its planned funding cuts for air traffic control towers at 149 airports across the country, including the one at Ohio State.

Tompkins County Officially Files Lawsuit Against FAA

ITHACA -- Tompkins County Administrator Joe Mareane and County Attorney Jonathan Wood provided an update Tuesday night on the county's efforts to prevent the Federal Aviation Administration from closing down the air traffic control tower at Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport.

Klobuchar, Franken press for bipartisan legislation to keep air traffic control towers open | Hometown SourceHometown Source

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar, Al Franken and 16 other senators introduced bipartisan legislation that would keep air traffic control towers across Minnesota open.

The bipartisan Protect Our Skies Act, authored by Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), would prohibit the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) from suspending operation of any air traffic control towers through the end of fiscal year 2014, helping to keep air travel safe and local airports strong.

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