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Greenbrier Airport Authority joins FAA suit

Beckley Register-Herald MAXWELTON — The Greenbrier County Airport Authority voted unanimously to join dozens of other airport-related agencies in a lawsuit challenging the Federal Aviation Administration's decision to close 150 air-traffic control towers. Several lawsuits ...

Florida US Senator Rubio joins fight over airport towers

The News-Press - The bill filed on Tuesday would prohibit the Federal Aviation Administration from closing any air traffic control towers. The FAA says it's still planning to go ahead with the closings, on June 15. In Fort Myers, Lee County Port Authority's chief ...

Cantwell Urges FAA to Keep Air Towers Open

n a recent letter, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and a bipartisan group of six other Senate and House aviation leaders urged the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to prevent the closure of 149 air traffic control towers across the country.

The 149 contract towers – which are operated by contractors for the FAA – are scheduled to close on June 15.

Funding Plan Buys Airport Tower More Time

The Leading Aviation Industry Resource for News, Equipment and According to the latest FAA estimates, Courtney said, the tower will cost about $40,000 per month to remain operational. Projects supported through state entitlement funding usually ... But because running an air traffic control tower is not one of the ...

Rep. Bishop presses Defense boss on risk at HAFB after Ogden air tower closes air tower closes | The Salt Lake Tribune

The Salt Lake Tribune

Washington • Rep. Rob Bishop wants to know if the Defense Department signed off on the plan to close the control tower at Ogden’s airport, just a few miles from Hill Air Force Base. And on Thursday, he had the chance to directly ask Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. “It’s a quick answer. I don’t know,” Hagel responded. The working relationship between the base and the airport is at the crux ...

Bill Introduced to Fund Airport Control Towers

Today, Congressmen Tom Cotton (AR-04), Bruce Braley (IA-01), and Richard Hudson (NC-08) issued a statement on the introduction of H.R. 1432, the Air Traffic Control Tower Funding Restoration Act, which restores funding for contractor-operated air-traffic-control towers without appropriating new funds.

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